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Credit Suisse — Triggering Another Financial Crisis?

Credit Suisse — Triggering Another Financial Crisis?

Last week, Credit Suisse’s credit default swaps yield, or CDS spiked more than 5% (500 bps) in a day, rising more than Barclays’ and Deutsche Bank’s CDS.

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Now, credit default swap is like an insurance policy against a default event on an asset – for example, a bond.

Investors pay the yield on the CDS, also called an insurance premium.

In some ways, a CDS measures an asset, or company’s default risk.

This implies — the higher the CDS yield, the more expensive insuring a riskier asset.

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