Eric Oberg

Eric Oberg worked in fixed income, currencies and commodities for Goldman Sachs for 17 years before retiring as a managing director.

Recent Articles By The Author

How to Break the Healthcare Impasse: a Bipartisan Approach

How to Break the Healthcare Impasse: a Bipartisan Approach

The answer is to really make the Exchanges the focal point of liquidity for healthcare insurance.

A Centrist Solution to Our Healthcare Problem

A Centrist Solution to Our Healthcare Problem

The answer is to really make the Exchanges the focal point of liquidity for healthcare insurance.

Bitcoin, Considered and Reconsidered

Bitcoin, Considered and Reconsidered

An imaginary dialogue involving the virtual currency.

Lost in Translation: A Bitcoin Economics Puzzle

Lost in Translation: A Bitcoin Economics Puzzle

There's talk of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund. That prospect could bring a host of problems to the fore.

Abacus vs. 'The Ultras'

For my money, the mega-levered ETFs are far more insidious than the much-maligned synthetic CDO.

Securitization's Role in the Financial Crisis: Part 3

We need to understand how the securitization market evolved over the years. Otherwise, we risk making the same mistakes again.

Securitization's Role in the Financial Crisis: Part 2

We need to understand how the securitization market evolved over the years. Otherwise, we run the risk of jumping to conclusions based on faulty assumptions.

Securitization's Role in the Financial Crisis: Part 1

We need to understand how the securitization market evolved over the years. If we don't understand how we got here, we will run the risk of jumping to conclusions based on faulty assumptions.

Congress, Let's Play Make a Market

Congress, Let's Play Make a Market

What if the questionable security in question weren't a CDO but a Treasury note?

A Culture That Embraces Leverage

The SEC's Goldman Sachs complaint sounds titillating and salacious, but in this rush to find a culprit for the whole financial crisis. Shouldn't we be thinking a little more broadly? The bigger issue is that our culture embraces leverage.