There is a very interesting case thought of sharing across on the CDS market which may results in to two possible futures for the big banks. In one, the various efforts to “make banking boring” – more onerous capital and liquidity regulation, clearing and futurization of derivatives, bans on prop trading, calls to break up big banks, and so forth – would create amazing opportunities for people with the intelligence, motivation, and shall we say aesthetic sensibilities to find new ways to accomplish their non-boring goals within a shifting framework. Just like changes in the tax code create work for smart tax lawyers, so changes in banking regulation Continue reading “The case of Derivative On Its Derivatives : Credit Suisse”
It’s not mandatory that all good investors are good writers and visa viz that all good finance writers are good investors. It’s the experience of the people who is good or bad that counts . Here again some of the best remarks from Peter Lynch :
- When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
- Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
- Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
- You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
- There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
- As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one.
- The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders.
Stocks down, gold down, oil down, copper down, EU periphery debt down. The day is shaping up to be the worst for risk thus far in 2012.
The deal is turning on the screws, my last post on where ISDA Under criticism on GREECE indicates that Investors are under pressure to sign up to the deal, which will see them lose almost three-quarters of the value of their bonds.
Greece wants creditors who hold 90% or more of the debt to agree. If take-up falls below that but exceeds 75%, it is expected to force losses on those who do not willingly sign up, known as collective action clauses (CACs). Continue reading “Greece Again “Default already and get it over with. God this is tiring.””