August 4th, 2007

What are CDOs
and why are people saying such bad things about them?

Posted in Money by ed

If, while trying to figure out why your retirement money is going down the drain, you come across talk of “CDOs” — collateralized debt obligations — see here.

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5 comments

  1. Ilidas says:

    A spirited, insightful analysis.

    August 4th, 2007 at 5:17 pm

  2. ed says:

    Here is something interesting: Regulators for the European Union say they are going to look into the Rating Agency world, provoked by the plain fact that the people the agencies are supposed to be regulating (ie the bankers) are the people who pay the agencies their fees.

    August 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

  3. ed says:

    Wow. 14 months later a website called The Great Unwind links here with some commentary as the global financial system melts down.

    Who woulda thunkit …

    October 4th, 2008 at 2:34 am

  4. John says:

    Ahh, Notional = Imaginary, now I get it. SWEET

    February 7th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

  5. ed says:

    Bernanke testifying before the Fin Crisis Inquiry Commision. On the whole I sympathize

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/business/03commission.html?hp

    September 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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