Archive for September, 2009

Mattel

We noticed an interesting phenomenon in the credit default swap markets protecting the debt of toy company Mattel. Gross notional value and the number of CDS contracts entered into over the week, as reported by DTC, increased about 5% …

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An explanation of Credit Default Swaps (CDS) – Part 1

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First Published September 11, 2009
Last Updated November 17, 2009

An explanation of Credit Default Swaps (CDS) – Part 1

Basic Description of a Credit Default Swap (CDS):

The credit default swap (CDS), in its simplest or most …

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