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Is Your Portfolio Insured?

If you, like many investors, keep the majority of your holdings in relatively liquid stocks on the U.S. exchanges, one of the first places to look is options. Say you are one of the investors who has been along for the ride on Netflix, and…

A Kind Word for Homeowners

By Annaly Capital Management The next voice to be heard in the debate on the future of housing finance in the United States will be that of the Treasury Department, which is slated to release its report on the subject sometime this month.…

Time To Shut Down MERS

Randall Wray advises us to support Representative Kaptur's bill and restore the rule of law Every link of the home finance food chain promoted fraud—from mortgage brokers and appraisers who conspired to overvalue property to stick buyers…

The Subprime Debacle: Act 2, Part 2

by John Mauldin They Knew What They Were Selling It's hard to know where to start. There is just so much here. So let's begin with testimony from Mr. Richard Bowen, former senior vice-president and business chief underwriter with…

The Alchemy of Securitization

This is a cross-post from the new economic blog Global Economic Intersection. Ratings agencies have been criticized for inadequately determining risk in the massive collection of debt securities created in the credit bubble.  A second…

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