Posts filed under “Derivatives”

Ratigan: Inside the Unregulated Shadow Swaps Market

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Category: Derivatives, Media, Regulation, Video

Discuss: Goldman Is the New Master of the EU?

Discuss: The Independent writes: “This is The Goldman Sachs Project. Put simply, it is to hug governments close. Every business wants to advance its interests with the regulators that can stymie them and the politicians who can give them a tax break, but this is no mere lobbying effort. Goldman is there to provide advice…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives

CDS, Market Turmoil, Asset Allocation

CDS, Market Turmoil, Asset Allocation David R. Kotok November 12, 2011 ~~~ Let us consider this week’s credit default swap (CDS) debacle in the following manner. People purchased CDS with the understanding that they had a type of insurance policy against the default of a sovereign debtor. Now they have learned that what they thought…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Think Tank

Can Litigation Bring Down Wall Street?

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Can litigation bring down Wall Street?
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Category: Derivatives, Legal, Video

Ex-Product Sketch

The following is from Macro Man, an American fund manager living abroad: ~~~ As we approach month-end, after what has been one of the most eventful months of TMM’s careers, we thought we’d expand upon our somewhat mischievous obituary yesterday. In all seriousness, TMM have argued for some time that the Sovereign CDS market is…Read More

Category: Derivatives, Think Tank

Today’s WTF Video: AIG Debuts Reputation Insurance

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Video

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: BofA’s Death Rattle

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: Bank of America’s Death Rattle By William K. Black Wednesday, October 19, 2011 ~~~ Bob Ivry, Hugh Son and Christine Harper have written an article that needs to be read by everyone interested in the financial crisis. The article (available here) is entitled: BofA Said to Split Regulators…Read More

Category: Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Regulation, Think Tank

Fed & BofA Dump Billions in Losses onto Taxpayers

Posted on October 18, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog The Federal Reserve and Bank of America Initiate a Coup to Dump Billions of Dollars of Losses on the American Taxpayer Bloomberg reports that Bank of America is dumping derivatives onto a subsidiary which is insured by the government – i.e. taxpayers. Yves Smith notes: If you have…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Derivative Concentration Threaten Global Economy

Derivatives Ownership Even More Concentrated Than Ever As I noted in 2009, 5 banks held 80% of America’s derivatives risk. Since then, the percent of derivatives held by the top 5 banks has only increased. As Tyler Durden notes: The latest quarterly report from the Office Of the Currency Comptroller is out [shows] that the…Read More

Category: Derivatives

Meltdown: Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

I haven’t seen this yet, but some people have call this a “great documentary” that explains the FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

Part I

Parts II, III and IV after the jump

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Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Video