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Despite Trillions Of Dollars Of Interventions, The Debt Market Remains Paralyzed

It’s impossible to get a loan from a bank these days unless you have a credit score north of 700 and a lot of documentable income. Until people are ready to buy bonds backed by real estate, by homes and … Continue reading

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AIG – Wall Street’s Next Problem

Michael Lewitt writes: It poses a much larger threat to the financial system than Lehman Brothers ever did because it plays an integral role in several key markets: credit derivatives, mortgages, corporate loans and hedge funds. Credit default swaps are … Continue reading

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What Are Collaterialized Debt Obligations?

From wikipedia: Collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) are a type of asset-backed security and structured cr product. CDOs are constructed from a portfolio of fixed-income assets. These assets are divided into different tranches: senior tranches (rated AAA), mezzanine tranches (AA to … Continue reading

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