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The Derivatives Timebomb?

Posted by Jack Duval

Jan 19, 2013 6:39:00 AM

This blog post continues our expert analysis of complex investments and their regulation.

I just came across this CNBC discussion with Barry Ritholtz on global derivatives.  The numbers are staggering:
    • Global derivatives total $230 trillion;

    • That represents 5X global GDP;

    • 95% of the contracts are held at four US banks:  JPM, BAC, C, GS


Here's the video:

 

 

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Topics: JPM, Swaps, CNBC, investments, C, GS, derivatives, Complexity

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