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JP Morgan loss begs the question! How much do you know about CDS and CDO? (Video)

• The Political Commentator
The JP Morgan "surprise" $2 billion loss may be the tip of the iceberg, making an understanding of CDS and CDO an imperative for even the most novice of investor! Because the reality is that through mutual funds, pension funds and other investment vehicles such as insurance companies most of us are exposed to this floating crap game in one way or another. So while this video exceeds the attention span of the average internet surfer, given the risks to the global economy posed by the trillions upon trillions of outstanding contracts of credit default swaps (CDS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDO), it is well worth taking the time to watch. The bottom-line is that while JPM could face billions more in losses, the exposure to other TBTF institutions (too big to fail) represents a clear and present danger to the worlds financial system. What are CDS and CDO?