Tag Archive for Credit Default Swaps

IMF: Evidence does not support the ban on naked SCDS purchases – Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. As discussed back in September (see post), the hysteria over sovereign CDS (SCDS) within the European Commission and other governing organizations has been completely overblown. Sovereign CDS has been more of a “canary in a coal mine”, while EU politicians, bureaucrats,…

Insight: JPMorgan bets sent false signals to wider debt market | Reuters

(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co’s disastrous bets on corporate debt may have caused unexpected collateral damage: erratic behavior in a barometer that measures the financial health of blue-chip U.S. companies. Those bets used Wall Street derivatives called credit default swaps. They are supposed to act like homeowners insurance, allowing bondholders, banks and hedge funds…