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"Money Power and Wall Street" Documentary Screening

When Jan 28, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Come to Decorah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday January 28 to watch a free screening of the first hour-long segment of Money Power and Wall Street, a documentary created by Frontline/PBS. In addition to the film screening, there will be a display of new investment materials provided through the “Smart investing @ your library”® program, which promotes investor education in and around the Decorah community.

Money Power and Wall Street begins with the epic story of the rise of modern finance. A revolution in banking begins at a luxury hotel in Boca Raton, Florida, where a rowdy team from J.P. Morgan invents a new marketplace for trading risk. Correspondent Martin Smith interviews leading bankers, officials and journalists to explain how financial engineering on Wall Street brought the global economy to its knees.

Event organizers say that the film explains- in simple terms- what risky new investment strategies and products the J.P. Morgan crew came up with and how they spread like wildfire through the financial industry. If you’ve never quite understood the origins of the meltdown, this surprisingly entertaining film is a good place to start.

The Jan. 28 film screening is offered thanks to a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation as part of the “Smart investing @ your library®” program. 

Call Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717 for more information.