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Posts Tagged ‘Nymex’

Like gold, but different, better, but still a commodity.

My take that gold was not a measure of anything except the desire to hoard – and my six reasons why gold is not a currency anymore brings me to my thesis on silver. Argentinum. Silver has been separated from lead and used in jewelry from 3000 BC. ┬áNow silver is a lot unlike gold. ...

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. ...