Economy Jul 16

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How is the U.S. Savings Rate Determined?

Question: How is the U.S. savings rate, which has gone from near zero percent in the past to 6.9 percent recently, determined? And a more elaborate question: Is it truly the difference between what is earned and what is…

Economy May 07

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What Is a Stress Test? Why Are They Being Done?

Question: What are the stress tests? And why are they being done? Paul Solman: A stress tests is simply an analysis of a bank’s balance sheet. To determine what? Whether the bank is viable as a business. Or likely to…

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