Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Why the subprime mess is contained

Felix Salmon expresses it in terms of equity offsets:
The entire market in subprime debt is just 1.4% of the size of global equity markets. Or, to put it another way, a 1.4% downward fluctuation in stocks erases the same amount of value as if all subprime-backed bonds were collectively marked to $0.
I think the U.S. accounts for almost half of those markets. And I said I wasn't that worried last year.

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