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Credit Market Commentary: Market Derived Signal: Can Investors Bank On Wider Spreads At Goldman Sachs? Jan 10

  • ID: 1783648
  • January 2010
  • Standard & Poors
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bank of America Corp.
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Morgan Stanley
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Abstract
Three years ago, Goldman Sachs' CDS was trading between the 'A' and 'BBB' financial CDS benchmarks, which was below the 'AA-' corporate credit rating on the company at the time. Its CDS briefly moved wide of the 'BBB' benchmark in July and November 2007 before moving in line with the 'A' benchmark by January 2008. After another brief widening move in March 2008 toward the 'BBB' benchmark, it tightened again and was trading in line with the 'AA-' benchmark from late March through the beginning of the financial crisis in September 2008. At that time, market instability and uncertainty surrounding Goldman Sachs' credit strength caused its CDS to spike wider than the 'BBB' benchmark, which had also significantly widened. As...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Bank of America Corp.
- Morgan Stanley
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Citigroup Inc.
- The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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- Bank of America Corp.
- Morgan Stanley
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Citigroup Inc.
- The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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