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The Credit Default Swap Monster

October 31st, 2008

Episode 40 of 902 episodes

If there's any corner of the financial world where angels fear to tread, it's credit default swaps. Alex Blumberg leads the way in, with an amazingly understandable primer. Satyajit Das follows up by answering listener questions.