Credit Default Swaps


  • Debt markets grow more nervous about US default Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    The cost of insuring one-year U.S. government bonds against default rose 5 basis points to 35 bps on Wednesday, rising above the rate of insuring five-year debt.

  • EU’s ‘Fit of Pique’ on CDS Fuels Concerns Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    Speculators – not welcome. That is the message that the EU hopes to send with its looming restrictions on financial bets against the creditworthiness of its members, the Financial Times reports.

  • After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

  • The Price of Sovereign Risk Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    United Kingdom

    What did we think of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s comments last week on the UK and Europe?

  • Spain defaulted on its debt six times in the eighteenth century, and seven times in the nineteenth century. It escaped unscathed from the twentieth century, and (still) hasn’t defaulted in the twenty-first century.

  • Companies That Derive 100% of Revenue from the US Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Investors are seeking the safest investments and want to protect their portfolios from European exposure and unpredictability. These companies generate revenue entirely in the United States, and many of them pay a dividend that is substantially greater than the 10-year note.

  • Santelli Explains Spain's Toxic Real Estate     Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santell weighs in on recapitalizing Spanish banks and leveraging its toxic real estate market.

  • Santelli on CDS Market     Friday, 11 May 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Tim Backshall, Capital Context, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss credit default swaps and the OTC market.

  • Markets Across Europe Close     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Consumer discretionary stocks are some of the biggest losers in the selloff, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Focus on Credit Default Swaps     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky and Rick Santelli discuss the rise in credit default swaps and if it signals a resurgence of debt problems.

  • The triggering of insurance payments on Greek sovereign debt should be a "non-issue" for the markets, as they will happen in an orderly fashion, a representative of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) told CNBC on Monday.

  • Nouriel Roubini's Bearish Signals     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics chairman, explains why the economic recovery is at a "tipping point." He also issues a warning for the Chinese and U.S. economies.

  • As expected, ISDA says Greece triggered the payment on default insurance contracts by using legislation that forces losses on all private creditors, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock, and Steve Neimeth, SunAmerica Asset Management, also weigh in.

  • Greece 'Credit Event' Good for U.S. Credit?     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock, explain why the Greece "credit event" may actually help U.S. credit.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    A group representing dealers in credit default swaps ruled that Friday's Greek bond swap constitutes a "credit event" that entitles holders of Greek CDS to compensation.

  • Greece Restructuring Triggers Credit Event     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Stocks edge slightly lower on the ISDA announcement, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Charles Dallara, who represented bond holders in the Greek debt talks, told CNBC Friday he doesn’t expect other troubled EU countries such as Italy, Portugal and Ireland to need a similar bond swap.

  • The Squawk on the Street news team breaks down the market moving headlines, including February non-farm payrolls, up 227,000; Greece avoids default after bondholders agree to the debt swap; and Starbucks announces the single cup brewing market, sending shares of Green Mountain down.

  • Greece's Debt Deadline Passes     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has been monitoring the latest headlines from Athens, along with Jose Luis Daza, QFR Capital Management.

  • Greek Debt Deadline Imminent     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    At 3pm ET, Athens must secure a deal with its debt-holders as part of the saga that is the financial bailout of Greece. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story.