Meaning of a Credit Default Swap

What is a Credit Default Swap? A Credit Default Swap (CDS) is a form of protection against credit risk. CDS is a bilateral contract where by the credit risk of a reference entity (the issuer) is transferred from the protection buyer to the protection seller. The...

Explanation of CDS in simple terms

Fixed income securities are issued by a company to raise debt financing.  These are called corporate bonds and usually these bonds have a fixed coupon rate and a fixed maturity period usually 10 to 30 years. The coupon rates can also be variable and can be linked to...

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