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  1. Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit ...

    Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit ...

    The credit crisis of 2008 prompted important changes to the settlement of credit ...
  2. Derivatives 101

    Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in ...
  3. The Barnyard Basics Of Derivatives

    The Barnyard Basics Of Derivatives

    This tale of a fictional chicken farm is a great way to learn how derivatives work ...
  4. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy ...
  5. America's Loss Is The Currency Market's Gain

    America's Loss Is The Currency Market's Gain

    The Smithsonian Agreement hurt the U.S. in the short-term, but was necessary in furthering ...
  6. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all ...
  1. What is a derivative?

    A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, ...
  2. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

    LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN are all reference rates used to benchmark short-term interest rates. The London Interbank Offered ...
  3. How do you use a back-to-back loan?

    Back-to-back loans or parallel loans are a financial move used by companies to curb foreign exchange rate risk or currency ...
  4. What is an absolute rate?

    An absolute rate is easy to understand once you know the basics of an interest rate swap. An absolute rate is the fixed rate ...
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