When I was so small I was practically transparent, my father first spoke to me about short selling. It’s about how you take a bet, preferably with somebody else’s money, that a stock price is going to drop. The first time pOp explained it to me I thought it was the stupidest thing I had ever heard, expecially since he was explaining it in the context of the 1929 stock market crash.
So this short film by Judd Bagley is a fair commitment of your time at almost half an hour, but I think it’s well done and it helped me understand just what triggered the first round of the collapse. Mario, a former coworker, forwarded it to me. Please note it’s Vimeo, which some people have trouble running.