Causes of the late-2000s recession
Many factors directly and indirectly caused the Great Recession (which started in 2007 with the US subprime mortgage crisis), with experts placing different weights upon particular causes.Major causes...
Causes of the late-2000s recession - Wikipedia
Financial crisis of 2007-2010
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the Global Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depress...
Financial crisis of 2007-2010 - Wikipedia
Sub-prime mortgage crisis
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a nationwide banking emergency that coincided with the U.S. recession of December 2007 – June 2009. It was triggered by a large decline in home prices, leading to...
Sub-prime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia
2000s commodities boom
The 2000s commodities boom or the commodities super cycle was the rise in many physical commodity prices (such as those of food stuffs, oil, metals, chemicals, fuels and the like) which occurred durin...
2000s commodities boom - Wikipedia
United States housing bubble
The United States housing bubble was an economic bubble affecting many parts of the United States housing market in over half of American states. Housing prices peaked in early 2006, started to declin...
United States housing bubble - Wikipedia
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub.L. 111–5), commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, was an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States ...
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Wikipedia
Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–185, 122 Stat. 613, enacted February 13, 2008) was an Act of Congress providing for several kinds of economic stimuli intended to boost the...
Regulatory responses to the subprime crisis
Regulatory responses to the subprime crisis addresses various actions taken by governments around the world to address the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis.Regulators and legislators are consid...
Regulatory responses to the subprime crisis - Wikipedia
Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
The federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refers to the placing into conservatorship of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the U.S. Treasury in September 2008. It ...
Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Wikipedia
Mortgage-backed security
A mortgage-backed security (MBS) is a type of asset-backed security that is secured by a mortgage, or more commonly a collection ("pool") of sometimes hundreds of mortgages. The mortgages are sold to ...
Mortgage-backed security - Wikipedia
Causes of the late-2000s financial crisis
Many factors directly and indirectly caused the Great Recession (which started in 2007 with the US subprime mortgage crisis), with experts placing different weights upon particular causes.Major causes...
Causes of the late-2000s financial crisis - Wikipedia
Subprime crisis background information
This article provides background information helpful to understanding the subprime mortgage crisis. It discusses subprime lending, foreclosures, risk types, and mechanisms through which various entit...
Subprime crisis background information - Wikipedia
Subprime crisis impact timeline
The subprime mortgage crisis impact timeline lists dates relevant to the creation of a United States housing bubble and the 2005 housing bubble burst (or market correction) and the subprime mortgage c...
Subprime crisis impact timeline - Wikipedia
United States housing market correction
United States housing prices experienced a major market correction after unsustainable valuations peaked in 2005-2006, prices of real estate then adjusted downwards causing a loss of market liquidity ...
United States housing market correction - Wikipedia
Government policies and the subprime mortgage crisis
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a set of events and conditions that led to a financial crisis and subsequent recession that began in 2008. It was characterized by a rise in subprime mortgage del...
Government policies and the subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia
Subprime mortgage crisis solutions debate
The Subprime mortgage crisis solutions debate discusses various actions and proposals by economists, government officials, journalists, and business leaders to address the subprime mortgage crisis and...
Subprime mortgage crisis solutions debate - Wikipedia
Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan
The Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan is a U.S. program announced on February 18, 2009 by U.S. President Barack Obama. According to the US Treasury Department, it is a $75 billion program to...
Nationalisation of Northern Rock
In 2008 the Northern Rock bank was nationalised by the British Government, due to financial problems caused by the subprime mortgage crisis. In 2010 the bank was split into two parts (assets and banki...
Nationalisation of Northern Rock - Wikipedia
Government intervention during the subprime mortgage crisis
The government intervention during the subprime mortgage crisis were a response to the 2007–2009 subprime mortgage crisis and resulted in a variety of government bailouts that were implemented to stab...
Government intervention during the subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia
List of stock market crashes
This is a list of stock market crashes and bear markets.
Federal Reserve responses to the subprime crisis
The U.S. central banking system, the Federal Reserve, in partnership with central banks around the world, took several steps to address the subprime mortgage crisis. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bern...
Federal Reserve responses to the subprime crisis - Wikipedia
Bailout
A bailout is a colloquial term for giving financial support to a company or country which faces serious financial difficulty or bankruptcy. It may also be used to allow a failing entity to fail gracef...
List of bankrupt or acquired banks during the financial crisis of 2007-2008
This is a list of notable financial institutions worldwide that were severely affected by the Great Recession centered around 2007–2009. The list includes banks (including savings and loan associatio...
List of bankrupt or acquired banks during the financial crisis of 2007-2008 - Wikipedia
Speculation
Speculation is the practice of engaging in risky financial transactions in an attempt to profit from fluctuations in the market value of a tradable good such as a financial instrument, rather than att...
Obama financial regulatory reform plan of 2009
The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111–203, H.R. 4173; commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank) was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010 at...
Obama financial regulatory reform plan of 2009 - Wikipedia
Subprime mortgage crisis
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a nationwide banking emergency that coincided with the U.S. recession of December 2007 – June 2009. It was triggered by a large decline in home prices, leading to...
Subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia
Credit rating agencies and the subprime crisis
Credit rating agencies (CRAs) — firms which rate debt instruments/securities according to the debtor's ability to pay lenders back — played a significant role at various stages in the American subprim...
Credit rating agencies and the subprime crisis - Wikipedia
Indirect economic effects of the subprime mortgage crisis
This article is a subordinate article to the subprime mortgage crisis. It covers some of the miscellaneous effects of the crisis in more detail, to preserve the flow of the main page.
A combinati...
Indirect economic effects of the subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of Pub.L. 110–343, 122 Stat. 3765, enacted October 3, 2008), commonly referred to as a bailout of the U.S. financial system,...
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 - Wikipedia
List of writedowns due to subprime crisis
Write-downs on the value of loans, MBS and CDOs due to the subprime mortgage crisis.