Garbage Insurance on Fantasy Island ~ The Risk Averse Alert

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Garbage Insurance on Fantasy Island

The question is, have the bankrupt pricks lowered the cost of insurance enough to raise the floor under the market?


I ask because, as sure as nature itself is accommodating lower Manhattan's love of garbage, so too is Chicago...


Will today's evident necessity to increase put option protection be enough to keep the market's floor well north of H-e-double hockey sticks? Probably not. Rather more likely will be a floor built the old fashioned way ... and at a price well north of the present day's Fantasy Island markdown.

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