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The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Alright, before I begin, I’d like to make the following observations: Some of the concepts/instruments I am going to mention have been explained more fully in a number of previous posts: Mortgages (see here) Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) (see here) Collateralised Debt Obligations (CDO) (see here) Ratings Agencies (see here) The content is based on a […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Wednesday 1 February

So, the news that I’m reading: The Eurozone Debt Crisis Greece one step away from Debt Deal (Associated Press via CNBC) link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/46205601 Europe’s Central Bank can’t fix “dysfunctional” EU (CNBC) link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/46205597 What happens if Greece defaults? (CNBC) Link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43425042?slide=1 Slide 11 is frankly unnecessary. Portugal Pressures ECB to Halt Contagion (Bloomberg) Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-31/portugal-as-greece-pressures-ecb-to-halt-contagion-prompting-nascent-bulls.html The key points: Everything […]

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