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All European CDS Now Triple-Digit Offered

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:01 | 1906190 Sudden Debt
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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:02 | 1906196 Little Red Rooter
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Lentils, bitchez!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:02 | 1906198 put_peter
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Triple digits... hmm... more than double digits.... must be better!!!

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:06 | 1906208 Sudden Debt
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It's like porn movies.

XXX is better than XX


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:28 | 1906275 put_peter
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Yes indeed, this is like watching a porn movie.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:07 | 1906212 SilverIsKing
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Best Part: 200km ahead

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:09 | 1906220 Alex Kintner
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'Triple digits' is not mentioned in my "CDS for Dummies" book.  But when Tyler gets ants in his pants, it's usually bad news. Still yeah, 3 seems better than 2.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:37 | 1906303 Archduke
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it's the cost in basis points to ensure said notional  per annum, so 500 = 5%.

it should be quadruple digits for Portugal, Greece (or undefined since haircut).


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:43 | 1906322 Alex Kintner
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Thank you. Now why didn't Tyler just say that? The man is ObTerse.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 10:00 | 1906406 Archduke
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probably because his(her) vantage point is that of a market maker.

that's why he(she) quotes the CDS bid/ask spread,  IRS 5s10s, and flys.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 10:10 | 1906467 Alex Kintner
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I was kidding.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 10:16 | 1906490 Archduke
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my bad. no worries.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:05 | 1906199 GeneMarchbanks
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UK ... welcome...

How is it that this shithole continues to get by unnoticed is beyond me. Oh that's right, the city of London is the Mecca of banking fraud... silly me.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:03 | 1906200 jiggerjuice
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How would one compress trade doz nuts?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:04 | 1906202 Joeprimo55
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We are going to need a bigger rumor...

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:07 | 1906216 Sudden Debt
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We need A VOLCANO!!!!!!!!!!!

or earthshake...

or flood...

or pandemic...

or Obama to get a second term...


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:37 | 1906302 Miss Expectations
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There are 4 to 5 times more earthquakes now that there were just before the Japanese earthquake.  Here's the forecast:


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:04 | 1906204 Carlyle Groupie
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"That UK-Germany compression trade gets more attractive by the day"

I wouldn't touch that. A double headed snake. Careful.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:05 | 1906206 agent default
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This debt crisis will lead to a currency crisis.  The big reset is coming.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:06 | 1906207 BlueStreet
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Germany is finding out that shit doesn't stink quite as bad from 10 feet away, but it still stinks.



Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:09 | 1906213 qussl3
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Wonder what they will pull off this time for a rally.

It's over if the ECB doesnt print, not even the core can roll their debt.

The ECB is playing full retard, at this rate the Chinese will be very happy buyers of EUR assets on the cheap. Print and the Chinese might as well burn their paper.


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:41 | 1906228 Zero Govt
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What is ironic is that the UK is in far worse shape than Germany. 

The UK has had a left-wing (Marxist) Party in power for 14 years... now it has a centre-right (socialist)

Germany has a centre-right (socialist) Party in power for 8 years with an East German (socialist) as President bailing out every Marxist-Socialist tosser in Europe 

Don't worry it won't take Germany long to catch up in the bankruptcy stakes... socialism has only one dirction ...down the sewer 

if you're looking for the spreads reason factor in Germany backstopping Europe, the UK's exposure is not quite so exposed (stupid)

This is now a game of 'Who Holds the Bag Last?' ...which peanut-sized brain will have the debt hammer fall on them:

..will it be the East German retard, Angela Merkel ?

..or will it be Ivy League moron, Ben Bernanke ?

The suspense is intoxicating

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:11 | 1906235 Coldfire
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When you say "the ECB must print" you are saying the ECB must steal from all EUR asset owners. Printing = theft. Don't be an asshole. Don't steal. (Hey, it's in the Bible).

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:13 | 1906238 EscapeKey
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What does the bible say about credit default swaps and reverse repos?

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:36 | 1906300 john39
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Covered in the part about not lying.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:14 | 1906241 falak pema
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GS hots up the Euro attack.... Merkel, Merkel, can you take the heat?

These markets never attack the deader than dead FED spreads...WHy?

Of course; exorbitant privilege!!

Licence to print to infinity without any downside on credit rating of US bonds!

James Bond never had such licence to kill!

Wow, now THAT is a true market. Supply and demand, pure mirage.

Yet we talk about markets as being a fair system to measure ALL other sovereigns.

Wow, regulatory capture!!! Of a dimension on its own.

When Moodys and S&P work for GS and WS PDs what else can you expect?

So back to the real world and to Euro bashing and WS levitation....or vain attempts at it as the Titanic sinks...but Hush the FED will fix that.

Who cares about the rest!!!


Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:27 | 1906270 Archduke
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@Tyler:  according to The Guardian Barosso is floating around a eurobond proposal.




Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:30 | 1906283 michaelsmith_9
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This should only accelerate the selloff for equities.  Clearly risk off is the theme, which was expected. Here is an updated look at the DX and CL.  Both indicate that equities should remain very heavy and are headed much lower in the days ahead.    http://bit.ly/rLrDer

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:36 | 1906299 NetDamage
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My girlfriend went to school for 7 years. She just asked me why governments have to borrow money. Seems to me she deserves Krugmans "nobel prize".

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:41 | 1906314 spinone
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People stil buy CDS?  How quaint. 

In this environment they'll never pay off.

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 11:03 | 1906649 John Bull
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Please add the Netherlands also.





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