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  1. CDOs and the Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  2. Behind the Scenes of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  3. Credit Default Swaps: An Introduction

    This derivative can help manage portfolio risk, but it isn't a simple vehicle.
  4. High-Yield Corporate Bonds: Issuers and Investors

    High-yield bonds play a significant role in various investment portfolios. An examination ...
  5. The Return of CDOs After the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Learn how the market for CDOs is coming back after the 2008 financial crisis, and ...
  6. Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit ...

    The credit crisis of 2008 prompted important changes to the settlement of credit ...
  1. Are Icahn and Paulson enough to save AIG?

    After a difficult quarter for AIG, John Paulson and Carl Icahn are taking action ...
  2. CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized ...
  1. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

    Learn how the financial crisis impacted the U.S. and global banking sectors both immediately and with far reaching long-term ...
  2. What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming ...
  3. What role did junk bonds play in the financial crisis of 2007-08?

    Discover the role that junk bonds played in the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The main issue is that toxic housing debt ...
  4. What's the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and a collateralized ...

    Find out how a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) is similar to a collateralized debt obligation (CDO), as well as ...
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