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Derivatives Market $ 280 Trillion - Is it Really a Time Bomb

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Derivatives Market $280 Trillion – Is It Really A Time Bomb?
by Martin Armstrong
About 82 percent of the derivatives market in the United States relates to the interest rate derivatives.  93 more words

Oil Crash Exposes New Risks for U.S. Shale Drillers

By Asjylyn Loder Dec 19, 2014 3:19 PM ET

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History of Central Counterparty Failures and Near-Failures*

Central counterparty (CCP) failures have been extremely rare—there have been only three going back to 1974. There are additional instances of close calls or near failures. 1,082 more words

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivative Primer: Central Clearing (Loss Allocation "Waterfall")*

This is the fifth of my series of over-the-counter (OTC) derivative primers. The first three covered the instruments and risk management, focusing on the world of bilateral contracts. 863 more words

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivative Primer: Central Clearing (Novation and Compression)*

This is the fourth of my series of over-the-counter (OTC) derivative primers. The first three covered the instruments and risk management, focusing on the world of bilateral contracts. 346 more words

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivative Primer: Clearing*

This is the third of my series of over-the-counter (OTC) derivative primers. The first two covered the various instruments, and risk management issues. This one covers the mechanics of clearing. 402 more words

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivative Primer: Counterparty Risk*

This is the second of a series of over-the-counter (OTC) derivative primers. The first one sets out the various instruments, and this one covers risk management of bilateral contracts. 1,725 more words

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