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Posts Tagged ‘Blythe Masters’

ICE, ICE baby – and other exchanges – Part II.

All right then, I gave it away in the title of the article. My favorite investment in the CDS market to be is the Intercontinental Exchange. Founded in the year 2000 in Atlanta, the ICE pioneered the market for WTI Crude [West Texas Intermediate Crude]. Most of this commodity is from smaller wells in Texas ...

ICE, ICE Baby and other exchanges – Part I.

The unravelling of the housing market, followed by the credit markets, was, (in my opinion) due to the proliferation of Credit Default Swaps a.k.a CDS’s. CDS’s were invented by a brilliant British woman – Blythe Masters. In the olden days, if you bought a bond, your risks were: a. Default on the payment of interest. ...

Risk Management Group – how good are they ?

Since I wrote about Glass-Steagall, CDS’s [Credit Default Swaps], Blythe Masters and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act in an older article, I had to reply to several private e-mails on how stupid the pricing of CDS’s were. Now, most CDS’s are priced and transacted in an unregulated environment. In fact, most of the larger investment banks used ...

My take on the banking crisis – if Glass-Steagall was the law today.

Many prominent economists [mostly the ones who want to be considered for political appointments] have gone on record in recent weeks – saying that if Glass-Steagall was law today, the banking crisis would never have occurred. Glass-Steagall [G-S] a.k.a The Banking Act of 1935 [passed in 1933] was the law that created the FDIC and separated ...