Run don’t walk to read the WSJ page one article on How Credit Got So Easy And Why It’s Tightening.
Kudos to Jon and Hilsenrath, and Greg Ip, who has on occasion been on the receiving end of TBP criticism.
How Credit Got So Easy And Why It’s Tightening
GREG IP and JON E. HILSENRATH
WSJ, August 7, 2007; Page A1
There were a couple of great graphics in the New York Times recently, explaining in some degree of detail, the machinations of the RMBS, CDO and CLO markets.
These are the packaged (and repackaged) holdings that are based upon the sub-prime mortgages that have been defaulting in such large numbers, and have been leading to hedge fund blow ups.
First up: todays front page article by Gretchen Morgenson: Mortgage Maze May Increase Foreclosures.
Graphic courtesy of NYTimes
Next up, the accompanying graphics to Floyd Norris’ The Loan Comes Due: