Examine and review the following information below, and write a brief 2- to 3-page summary of your findings. Were there any sites you found especially useful? Based on your field of study, what are the implications for practice? Please use headers for each financial site visited. You may include a financial site that is not listed.
The New York Times and Times Topics
The online version of The New York Times has a special section entitled “Times Topics,” which includes issues of continuing interest and coverage by the publication. The current financial crisis is covered and updated regularly.
British Bankers Association and LIBOR (Links to an external site.)
The British Bankers Association (BBA), the author of LIBOR, provides both current data for LIBOR of varying maturities as well as timely studies of interbank market behavior and practices.
Bank for International Settlements (Links to an external site.)
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishes regular assessments of international banking activity. Use the BIS site to find up-to-date analysis of the ongoing credit crisis.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Links to an external site.)
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report provides a quarterly snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including data about mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, and delinquencies. The report aims to help community groups, small businesses, state and local governments, and the public to better understand, monitor, and respond to trends in borrowing and indebtedness at the household level.