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  2. Harpooning the Whale

    As the loss to JPM approaches a reported $5 billion, I thought it would be a good time to post a video explaining what really happened and who was behind it. Not surprisingly, the Wall Street Journal does a great job with the following video. The bank is ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 22 2012 - 8:47am -

  3. SB here: How does a CDS steepener/flattener work?!

    hi guys, may i please get your help on a credit default swap strategy? how does a steepener and flattener work? in plain language please. i know what positions you need to take, but i don't really understand why you need to do it. Flattener = buy sho ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2011 - 12:35am -

  4. Interesting Read v.letsgetdinged

    check out this story...the lesson is to not look a gift horse in the mouth http://www.pitchforkreviewsreviews.com/post/215662... Morgan Stanley funny story credit default swaps Getting Dinged ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 10 2010 - 2:24pm -

  5. CDS For Retail Investors

    Looks like the day is coming soon when retail investors can purchase CDS. I've been waiting for this day for a while. Lots of companies I'd like to short but borrow can be a pain and premiums on puts are often too high. They will began trading o ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2011 - 12:00am -

  6. Excessive Leverage

    When the I-banks were levering up 30:1 in the past few years, who was providing all these loans and demand? To what extend did CDSs get applied to CDOs during the financial crisis? Did banks only buy the insurance on the "safest" traunches in or ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2009 - 12:41am -

  7. Swaps on 60 Minutes

    Here is the 60 Minutes special on Credit Default Swaps for anyone who missed it. Watch CBS Videos Online credit default swaps ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2009 - 10:32am -

  8. God Bless My SHORTS

    I love shorts. Not bermudas, capris or the wedgie causing kind. I love short sellers. They are one of the small cells of the free market which gives lifeblood to the organism. Pumping plasma of personal interest and profit seeking, these folks are often m ...

    - 1 silver bananas - Aug 22 2010 - 11:51am -