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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:50 | 1725213 Mongo
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So, any rumors today?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:08 | 1725267 Oh regional Indian
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Don't know about Rumor but here is some good Humor.

Spain says it's financial sector is all fixed now. Really, they spent 10 Billion Euros and now, all is well.


From the article: " says the process of restructuring its financial sector is now complete."

Thank god hmmmmmm?


Spain is in the Cross Hairs, Literally


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 09:58 | 1725606 JimBowie1958
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Why is Greece at the 60ish level? I would have thought they'd be around 1000+ like Portugal.

Did they have some kind of miraculous recovery or is it that no one will sell CDS on Greek sovereign bonds?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 11:26 | 1725918 JLee2027
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Greece is 5500 on Bloomberg. Press the 1W - 1 Week graph...the main quote is no longer updated.



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 11:39 | 1725971 JimBowie1958
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Thank you very much, Lee.

Seems that Greek CDS rate is falling, so everything must be fixed now; joyous news!

j/k    :)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:51 | 1725217 GeneMarchbanks
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No news about this on CNBC. Mustn't be important.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:54 | 1725232 maxmad
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Yep, I always turn to CNBS for truthful reporting!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:12 | 1725281 Peter K
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The first C is for Comedy :)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:55 | 1725237 maxmad
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BTW, CNBC has now banned all naked short selling on their Million dollar portfolio challenge, bitchez!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:01 | 1725254 maxmad
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When asked about the naked short selling ban, Steve LIESman, asked "how can you sell something you dont already own?"

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:53 | 1725226 maxmad
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wold default, bitchez!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:53 | 1725228 props2009
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but do u really believe in CDS predicitng anything? Look at Greece and how CDS has no impact

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:57 | 1725240 ZeroPower
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Moreso of a predictor than bond px, since CDS market is much smaller and thus cant be manipulated (yet) by CBs.

Case in point: ITA was paying, on average, about 4.9% for its debt throughout the last decade. And today its 10yr is still under 6%. Meanwhile in CDS land..

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:59 | 1725245 depression
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...but but China is the global engine of growth

...nothing to see here, move along ppl

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 07:56 | 1725238 ZeroPower
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I want 300bp on China 5yrs, aka the high from 2008

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:02 | 1725255 Tic tock
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Does anyone still buy bonds?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:10 | 1725278 Esso
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What is this bond thingy you speak of?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:26 | 1725312 HoofHearted
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The Bernank...and he has plenty of digital money to buy ALL of them. (OK, Central bankers everywhere join in this party, too. I'll loan you $100B if you'll loan me $100B. It's the monetary equivalent of a reacharound.)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:58 | 1725402 Mister Ponzi
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The world economy is going into recession, there are a lot of crisis hot spots out there, and hardly anybody is long duration. I wouldn't be surprised to see, over the next months, even lower yields in government bonds that are generally perceived as safe havens (though medium- to long-term they aren't safe at all for sure). There was never an instance were bond yields have bottomed out before a recession has even started. If you have a fixed income portfolio and have to choose a duration positioning: be long duration.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 08:41 | 1725354 lolmao500
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Can someone explain me why the hell Germany CDS are higher than the UK CDS? Insanity I tell ya.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 09:03 | 1725420 Mister Ponzi
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Because the UK is no member of the Eurozone and has only a limited contribution in bailing out Southern Europe (mainly via IMF contributions) while current proposals suggest huge financial burdens for German taxpayers in the near future. Otherwise, your assessment of the relative credit risk of Germany vs. UK would definitely be correct.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 09:13 | 1725467 HITMAN56
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TD, what happened to the nicknames for the Euro CDS crap?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 09:52 | 1725586 DutchDude
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there are some rumors Germany has already been printing DM's in secret and are anticipating a departure from de eurozone... a wel... if Germany goes; so does Holland which would be nice...


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