CreditDefaultSwaps

JPMorgan's 'London Whale' Losses May Hit $9 Billion

JPMorgan Chase & Co is under renewed scrutiny in the wake of a The New York Times report that losses from a bungled credit-derivatives trade could be as much as $9 billion, much more than earlier estimated.

Credit Default Swaps: Still Here, Still Able to Wreak Havoc

JPMorgan Chase's rapid $2 billion trading loss reportedly involved credit default swaps -- the same investments that played such a large role in the financial crisis. Here's why credit default swaps still pose such a threat to the U.S. economy.

Greek Default Sets Record: No Problem, Says Bernanke!

On Friday, Greece reached a deal to "restructure" its national debt downward by about $133 billion. That's the biggest sovereign restructuring in world history. But don't worry. According to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, it's no big deal for the U.S.

Is Insider Trading of Credit Default Swaps Illegal?

A Deutsche Bank employee on trial for insider trading is attempting an unusual defense. The inside information he allegedly shared applied to credit default swaps, which his lawyers will assert aren't regulated securities, but merely private contracts, and thus, outside the SEC's jurisdiction.