CDS, Bonds and Basis Trade

The crisis has given the birth to new jargon’s and terminologies in the world of financial market, I had tried to
English: The Broker at the Verizon Centeraccumulate few of them from various sources:

  • [h]ypothecation is when a borrower pledges collateral to secure a debt. The borrower retains ownership of the collateral but is “hypothetically” controlled by the creditor, who has a right to seize possession if the borrower defaults.
In the U.S., this legal right takes the form of a lien and in the UK generally in the form of a legal charge. A simple example of a  is a mortgage, in which a borrower legally owns the home, but the bank holds a right to take possession of the property if the borrower should default. Continue reading “CDS, Bonds and Basis Trade”