Regulate Derivatives? No Way!!!!!!!!!

What are derivatives? Actually my eyes cross (figuratively) when I try to understand these investment instruments but here goes, an FAQ from the ISDA International Swaps & Derivatives Association:

If you are so inclined, here is the concept release presented by Brooksley Born to the committee. Referred to in The Warning video, it is a “heavy” read, but for the more ambitiously curious, enjoy: concept release

Long Term Capital Management:  Maybe the FIRST bailout? But this one was handled with “Big Bank” money, NOT American taxpayer dollars. Fourteen (14) banks would pony up* money to bailout out LTCM.  LTCM long term capital management year 1998

* pony up. Unabridged. Random House, Inc. up (accessed: July 09, 2015).

I hope you have your seat belt secured, I never cared for the roller coaster at the amusement park but the ride that Americans have had so far is like the most dangerous and yet exciting coaster one could ride! Remember that Brooksley Born warned the Federal Reserve etal. in 1998. This was ten (10) years before the housing bubble burst in 2008. One could say the “best” is yet to come, I truly hope that we have seen the worst of it in year 2015.


6 thoughts on “Regulate Derivatives? No Way!!!!!!!!!

  1. […] At the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission,, there are references to the derivatives markets. The derivatives markets are the “bad guys” that caused the mortgage markets to implode.    If you did not view the Frontline documentary that relates to early identification of the derivatives dangers to our financial system, here’s a link to my blog posting entitled:  Regulate Derivatives? No Way!!! […]


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