- Words: 1675
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Economics
- Paper #: 62699014
Interest rates are set at the national level, and the state of the economy is also national. Additionally, trends in investment flows (particularly into real estate) also proved to be national. As a result, the level of market risk remained high even when the level of asset-specific risk was reduced through the securitization process.
It is not inevitable that this had to happen this way. Banks, however, overinvested in the