Wednesday, July 11, 2007
CDS report: Sell, sell, sell
Some of this is a bit technical, but there are some relevant and readable bits in there, notably: "there is the long-held concern that problems in one segment of the US mortgage market could spread to other areas and spark a spiral of falling house prices and slowdowns in consumer spending. The knock on effects of this to the US economy broadly and then the global economy could harm the corporate credit boom of the past few years." Essentially it's saying that the price of insuring debt has jumped and that there is a danger of a "spiral of sales and falling values in complex credit products of many different kinds".