Default Risk for Major US Banks and Brokers
Eklenme Tarihi : 10 Haziran 2013
Kategori : Haberler

Things have settled down over the last few trading days, but markets have been a little shaky since the end of May.  Below we take a look at how default risk has been impacted recently for the six largest US banks and brokers.  In the charts below, we highlight the prices of 5-year credit default swaps since the start of 2011.  The price for each firm is in basis points, but basically the number shown is the price per year in dollars that it costs to insure $10,000 of the firm’s debt from default for the next five years.

As shown below, default risk has seen a small uptick since the start of June, but prices are still very low relative to where they’ve been trading over the past couple of years.  Wells Fargo (WFC) has the lowest default risk of the bunch at just 66 basis points, followed by JP Morgan (79 bps) and Citigroup (95 bps).  Bank of America (BAC) is at just over 100 bps, while Goldman Sachs (GS) is at 119 bps and Morgan Stanley (MS) is at 133 bps.

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