Trade Credit Default Swaps?

Discussion in 'Options' started by comintel, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Does anyone know of a way to trade credit default swaps as a small trader?
  2. you can't as a small trader. there is no single exchange for them.
  3. with $10 million in spare capital you could.

    Use Markit data.
  4. Thanks I do not have that much right now but I appreciate it.......
  5. Either do I ! :)
  6. sjfan


    Good luck with that... I believe there has only been on non-institutional trade in CDS ever - it was done after months of paper work (the guy who wanted to trade had several hundred million in liquid assets)....

    MarkIt data costs about 100k+ a year
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  8. Thanks I like it!

    Unfortunately I guess there are no options on Primus Guaranty and it has already come down a long way......