Tag Archives: AIG

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    2014 Year in Review: Part 2

    Will 2015 be the year it all comes tumbling down?
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 19, 2014, 4:27 PM

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    This year has been all about risk—existential risk. Some of it seemed to dissipate and some lingers.  Market valuations remain risky—regression to the mean could easily provide a 50% haircut and more if we observe regression through the mean. This has not come to pass, but the risk is very real.

    Those who seek risk in markets will eventually find it.

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    Janet Tavakoli: Understanding Derivatives and Their Risks

    Abuse is the problem
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:48 PM

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    Global financial markets are awash in hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of derivatives. By some estimates, the total amount exceeds one quadrillion.

    Derivatives played a central role in the 2008 credit crisis, as they had a brutal multiplying effect on the magnitude of the carnage. As a bad asset was written down, oftentimes there were derivative contracts written against it that resulted in total losses 10x greater than the initial write-down.

    But what exactly are derivatives? How do they work?

    And have we learned to treat these "weapons of mass financial destruction" (as Warren Buffet colorfully coined them) any more carefully in the aftermath of the global financial crisis?

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    Daily Digest 1/16 – Housing as Economy’s Achilles Hell, BP Arctic Oil Deal, Major Ruling on Coal

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, January 16, 2011, 4:00 PM

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    • Data To Show Housing As Economy’s Achilles Heel
    • A.I.G. Repays Fed Debt and Looks Toward Big Stock Sale
    • Mauldin: Thinking the Unthinkable
    • Early Warning: Misflation
    • Miliband Environmental Worries Over BP Arctic Oil Deal
    • Masdar City ’Energy Positive,’ Produces More Power Than Needs
    • Major Environmental Ruling On Coal

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    Daily Digest – August 22

    by Davos

    Saturday, August 22, 2009, 2:37 PM

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    • Ouch. Colonial Left a Mark! (on Loans)
    • Commercial Real Estate: There Goes the (Entire) Bubble (Chart on page)
    • Peter Schiff on AIG (H/T iDoctor)
    • 1 in 10 1 in 8 US Mortgages Falling Behind (CHART)
    • Seriously Delinquent and in Foreclosure by Type of Loan From Calculated Risk Blog (Chart)
    • Andy Xie: New Bubble Threatens a V-Shaped Rebound
    • King Report: Phony Philly Forecast
    • Guaranty Bank: OTS Closes the Barn Door
    • Film Feedback
    • Oh Oh…. Trouble Dead Ahead

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    Daily Digest – July 15

    by Davos

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 7:43 PM

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    Note from Chris Martenson:  we are undergoing some changes in staffing duty and the DD did not get posted today while I was in transit due to a miscommunication.  My apologies for the lapse.

    • Budget deficit tops $1 trillion for first time
    • Condo Association Files Bankruptcy
    • Citigroup: AIG Equity May Be Worth Zero
    • Budget Cuts: Up To 10,000 Illinois Prisoners May Be Released
    • California IOUs can be considered securities, SEC says
    • Video, Tim Sykes & Barry Ritholtz in “Broke”
    • BOOMERS – WINTER IS COMING
    • Nantucket…Oops (Video)
    • Loan Mods Default Rates
    • Meredeth Whitney: The Internet NEVER SLEEPS

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    Daily Digest – July 4

    by Davos

    Saturday, July 4, 2009, 2:50 PM

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    • More Gerald Celente (Video)
    • The Meaning of Enough
    • Savings Grace – By the Charts…
    • Michael Covel on CNBC’s Maria [NO SHOW] Bartiromo (Video)
    • The Country that Punishes Savers: Americans Saving 7 percent of Income Putting nearly $800 Billion Annual Rate on the Sidelines. Banks offering 0 to 0.10 Percent to Borrow Your Money.
    • More Fed Lawlessness: AIG
    • Credit Card Addicted Nation
    • The World’s Riskiest Sovereign Debt (Chart)
    • ALL BUSINESS: Cash is king for investors
    • India Joins Russia, China in Questioning the Kings Dominance (U.S. Dollar)

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    Daily Digest – May 20

    by Davos

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 3:14 PM

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    • The business logic of sustainability: Ray Anderson on TED.com (Video)
    • David Miliband: China ready to join US as world power
    • 60 Minutes – AIG, We Own It..(Video)
    • Uncle Jay Explains the News…(Video Deficits)
    • Canadians going Bankrupt in record numbers
    • Normalizing Earnings During Profit Freefalls (Charts on page)
    • Delinquency Rates at Commercial Banks (Chart)
    • Report: Smaller U.S. Banks need $24 Billion in Capital
    • Blue collar U.S.

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    Daily Digest – Apr 6

    by Davos

    Monday, April 6, 2009, 3:03 PM

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    • Sunday Funnies..(Catch SouthPark)
    • Krugman on Crisis
    • Bankrupt Brits
    • When Do The Jobless Become The Homeless?
    • Second Chance to Share What Is Really Going On
    • Administration Seeks an Out On Bailout Rules for Firms(H/T Jrf29)
    • The AIG Connection – Far Worse Than You Think
    • Unemployment to 8.5%, Broader Measure Rockets to 15.6% (Chart)
    • Wall Street Back To Its Criminal Ways?
    • Cognitive regulatory capture is more than cognitive (H/T WendyT)

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    Daily Digest – Apr 4

    by Davos

    Saturday, April 4, 2009, 3:11 PM

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    • One in 10 Americans gets food stamps
    • Generation of Denial
    • Flash: AIG Called Criminal Scam! (H/T MarkP)
    • G20 Cheerleading – A One World Paradise…
    • Miss Mark-to-Market Catches Mr. Market’s Fancy
    • Office VacancyRate (Chart)
    • Jeffrey Shafer (Video)
    • Calling on the Animal Spirits of Inflation: Forcing the Inflation Genie out of the Economic Bottle
    • Changing The Rules Of The Game (H/T Fred)
    • TIPS (Chart)
    • Matthew Simmons (H/T Vital)

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