Archive for November, 2009

An explanation of Credit Default Swaps (CDS) – Part 2

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First Published September 11, 2009
Last Updated November 24, 2009

An explanation of Credit Default Swaps (CDS) – Part 2

Insurance or CDS?

Most major participants in the CDS market do not call CDS “insurance” because of the …

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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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BusinessWeek confusing the swaps: Credit Default Swaps versus Interest Rate Swaps

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First Published November 9, 2009
Last Updated November 12, 2009

BusinessWeek confusing the swaps: Credit Default Swaps versus Interest Rate Swaps

A recent article published by BusinessWeek entitled “Bond Debacle Sinks Jefferson County” clearly exemplifies the type of …

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Telus

CreditLime CDS Watch
November 4, 2009

Telus

Incumbent and wireless Canadian telecommunications provider Telus saw an unnatural increase in gross notional value (GNV) and number of contracts this week while its underlying net notional value (NNV) barely changed. …

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