The End of Wall Street

The End of Wall Street

In a three-part video series, The Wall Street Journal explains how and why our biggest financial institutions collapsed, and what's ahead for the global economy.

In a three-part video series, The Wall Street Journal investigates how and why our biggest financial institutions collapsed, and what’s ahead for the global economy. WSJ reporters and editors explain it all for you.

Chapter One: What Happened (8:23)
In the first of this three-part series, Wall Street Journal reporters explain how the housing bubble inflated and burst, and why easy money led to the collapse of Wall Street’s biggest financial institutions.

Chapter Two: Why it Happened (9:24)
What was going through the minds of CEOs, corporate boards, fund managers and mortgage lenders as they created hard-to-understand derivatives Warren Buffett once called “weapons of financial mass destruction.

Chapter Three: What Happens Next (6:59)
This final chapter of the crisis on Wall Street tells the story of the $700-billion bailout, as seen through a reporter’s eyes, and looks at what’s ahead for the global economy.

Director/Producer: Reda A. Charafeddine
Director of Photography: Jeff Bush, Matt Rivera