“Someone mentioned the philosopher’s stone. To the surprise of all present, Law said he had discovered it. “I can tell you my secret,” said the financier. “It is to make gold out of paper.” –John Law, Promoter of the South Sea Bubble. (Source:John Law, by H. Montgomery Hyde)
Robert Schiller’s Lectures
There are a series of approximately 26 lectures from Robert Schiller’s Economics 252 Class at Yale’s School of Management.
Take in as much as you want of academic finance from these lectures. I posted several below, but you can find the others in numbered sequence on www.youtube.com.
Human Foibles, Fraud, Manipulation, and Regulation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEB2k9jJzzc
Professional Money Managers and Their Influence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QM-ZzuIMRg&feature=relmfu
Universal Principle of risk management pooling and hedging of risk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMkD8HKJQCM&feature=relmfu
Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efPKwxZuLKY&feature=BFa&list=ULsQChTusyPJA
Banking: Successes and Failures:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5u1xJVXurk&feature=BFa&list=ULefPKwxZuLKY
Guest Lecture by Andrew Redleaf:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMbhgSBIUfk&feature=BFa&list=ULq5u1xJVXurk