Posts Tagged ‘derivatives

17
Feb
10

can’t wait to stop hearing about these golddam derivatives….

excerpt:

The banking lobby is resisting efforts to overhaul the $605 trillion market for derivatives that don’t trade on exchanges. Although a lack of transparency and hidden leverage in this over-the-counter market fueled systemic weakness in 2008, regulators and politicians haven’t delivered some basic improvements.

The Club-Med meltdown may persuade them to act. For years, Greece wrote large derivatives contracts with banks, mostly associated with sovereign-bond issues. These derivatives likely have a feature that now makes them particularly worrying for banks, lax “margin” requirements

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704431404575066982745810158.html?mod=WSJ-hpp-LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

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14
Jan
10

“after a plan crash, you locate the BLACK BOX”

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from http://inpoints.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

06
Dec
09

bizarre fluff story about former asst. treasury neel kashiri

washington post (owned by warren buffet via berkshire hathaway which owns a ton of goldman sachs) must be in bed with goldman to run a soft ball all-sunshine fluff story like this…who cares that this random guy moved to the mountains ‘to clear his head’ for a while…not one mention of what a cluster$%% these bankers created.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/04/AR2009120402016_pf.html

washington post % of ownership by company here: http://finance.aol.com/company/the-washington-post-company/wpo/nys/institutional-ownership

27
Nov
09

great video on how dubai maybe the ‘case study’ on how derivatives go nuclear…

27
Oct
09

confused about derivatives?

great little ditty on AIG’s derivative bets:

28
Oct
08

horsey on greenspan

 

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/horsey/




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