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A look at credit default swaps and their impact on the European debt crisis

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  • Bryan J. Noeth
  • Rajdeep Sengupta

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Did you know that buying a credit default swap can be like buying insurance on your neighbor’s car—and then getting paid when that neighbor has an accident? Learn the ABCs of CDS, and find out why they are so important to any discussion of the European debt crisis.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its journal The Regional Economist.

Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): Apr ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2012:i:apr:x:1

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Keywords: Credit ; Financial crises ; Europe;

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Cited by:
  1. Iancu, Aurel, 2013. "Financialisation: Structure, Extent, Consequences," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(2), pages 172-192, June.
  2. IANCU, Aurel, 2013. "Extending Financialisation and Increasing Fragility of the Financial System," Working Papers of National Institute of Economic Research 130307, National Institute of Economic Research.
  3. Vogel, Heinz-Dieter & Bannier, Christina E. & Heidorn, Thomas, 2013. "Functions and characteristics of corporate and sovereign CDS," Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series 203, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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