Commentaries

What Agnes forgot to say

July 14, 2009

My colleague Agnes Crane has a good post up about the Justice Department’s investigation into potential pricing irregularities in the credit default swaps market. And she’s right in questioning whether this investigation will add up to much.

The DIY way to track derivatives

July 1, 2009

With all the talk about greater regulation of derivatives, there already is one way for average investors to get a glimpse into this murky world of high finance–although calling it a glimpse might be overstating things.