Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Understanding Credit Default Swaps

You have probably heard the term "Credit Default Swaps", or CDS in the financial media a lot lately. While these instruments are meant to sound very sophisticated, in actuality they are very much like insurance products.

Here is a video I came across that does a good job simplifying the whole situation:


At 10:50 AM, Blogger CreditTrader said...

If u r going to write on a subject that you clearly have no knowledge of please use the correct term. The instruments are Credit Derivatives and CDS is a Credit Default Swap. Sorry but i am getting tired of know-nothings writin about the CDS market and how good/bad/ugly it is.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger J. Kahn said...

thanks. I simply typed this post too fast.

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