LOTS OF TOXIC ASSETS.

LOTS OF TOXIC ASSETS. This quote from Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, in the Financial Times for February 9 gives an idea of the scale of the toxic asset problem: “In January 2008, there were 12 triple A-rated companies in the world. At the same time, there were 64,000 structured finance instruments, such as collateralised debt obligations, rated triple A.” I had been looking for the quote and found it via WordPress. This link also connects to an interesting economics blog.

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