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Sunday, October 19, 2008
  Derivatives again (probably)
The link is to a story about a French bank losing about 600m Euros. This has to be a derivatives trade.

It always surprises me how little understanding the senior management of some banks seem to have about the risk profile of derivatives.

It is a bit like juggling with bombs. It is ok until you drop one.
 
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