Never heard of Reinhard and Rogoff? Don’t know the difference between fiscal and monetary policy? Think yield to worst is a traffic direction? Never fear! As an emissary from the land of discounted cash flows, I’d like to serve as a finance translator: I’ll let you know what’s happening in global finance and, more importantly, I’ll let you know why you should care. And if you think you shouldn’t care about iron ore prices or the debt overhang in China, you’re wrong. Because global finance is the language of the 21st century.