Scene from the film
According to the article, "HSBC to rescue troubled funds,' (Tuesday, Business), 'Structured investment vehicles, or SIVs, sell short-term debt such as unsecured commercial paper to hedge funds and other investors. The banks use the proceeds to buy longer-term assets such as mortgage-backed securities.'
“This time it’s gonna be different. And here’s how. You’re going to help me lose the weight, Bill. Let me tell you how! Since you seem to think I won’t lose the weight, let’s put some money on it. How about me putting up $5,000 that says I will lose forty pounds this year … which you will get to keep if I don’t?”
Accident on the Strip