Non-Naked European CDS Update

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ZeroPower's picture

FRA-GER spread back to divergence.

Ghordius's picture

hmmm... did I post BAN CDS today? ;-)

stopcpdotcom's picture

Can someone please explain why GREECE is only 53/56 ?

I'd have thought it would be a lot more than that.

Sorry to appear dim.

ZeroPower's picture

Wrong. Its in points upfront. Read ISDAs 'big bang' and 'small bang'

Ethics Gradient's picture

Can someone just downgrade France to really get this party started? There isn't going to be growth out of this, there isn't going to be a solution involving that bastard currency. The longer the delay, the more complicated things are going to be to unwind. Don't be shy, now. Downgrade her!

RobotTrader's picture

Soaring Italian bond yields punishing gold again.

ananke's picture

I'm not a trader type. Can anyone explain to me why derivatives and other extremely complicated instruments which the average person does not understand have not been banned?

I mean, I completely understand the need for complex maths in, let's say, string physics. Apparently, we need complex maths to understand the universe. But finance, we create ourselves. So, call me a Luddite, but I think that unless someone is a crook, they should not really need the type of maths in finance that is generally used only for the behavior of matter in an Einstein-Boese condensate moving near the speed of light.

Janice's picture

The short answer is because the Congress has been bought by the big banks, institutions and corporations.

Darth Silver's picture

they say the market is always accurate.  the "they" are often wrong.

case in point: 

1. the cds market has helped to keep yields down for sovereign bonds, and

2. if you buy the assumption that sovereign CDS are worthless, then

3. when will the market wake up and start trading the bonds at risk appropriate yields (across the board).


follow up to this, Tyler remember a few months ago you stated that the treasury or fed was writing CDS on US Treasuries.  when will people wake up and Kaboom..... Bill Gross becomes right?

El Viejo's picture

First they burn books, then ...