Any bets on today??

ancona

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Anyone want to bet on the action in the markets today? Asia was unimpressive last night, but there was a hell of a lot less volatility than one would suspect. I believe we will have to see how many CDS holders are out there to really know how hard the default will hit.

I suspect there was a lot of netting done in the months leading up to it, but we won't ever truly know because the CDS market is so dark and opaque.
 

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I suspect it will take awhile for all the news about CDS that were "dark pool" to come out. In the meanwhile, a lot of frantic phone calls trying to figure out if net is going to stay net, vs a counterparty failing and making a lot of the net into gross. Since the banks are already marking to fantasy, who's to say we have an issue until someone squawks in public?
 
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