Thursday, June 27, 2013

Derivatives follow-up: Italy Faces Huge Losses on Derivatives Restructured in Eurozone Crisis!


Yesterday TPC had two articles on derivates and the dangers that they pose to the global economy and worldwide financial markets!

Derivatives 101 through the prism of a beer hall! 

With the recent sharp move in global interest rates the topic of derivatives is once again moving to the front burner. This story about a bar in Chicago describes derivatives through the management strategy of a small business.


$441 trillion of interest rate derivatives go tick, tick, tick!  

This article examines the sheer size of the interest rate derivatives market and the impact that a sharp move in rates, such as the one we have witnessed the last month or so, could have on the buyers and sellers of these investments that hide in the shadows.

At The Political Commentator here.

Italy facing huge derivatives losses!

Today, Global Economic Trend Analysis has an article on derivatives issues facing Italy:

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Italy Faces Huge Losses on Derivatives Restructured in Eurozone Crisis

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