Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Signs of New Financial Instabilities: Ted Spread Creeping Up

The Ted Spread is creeping up, just as it did during the worst of the financial crisis. This means that banks are again starting not to trust each other.

The TED spread is the difference between the interest rates on interbank loans
and short term U.S. government debt T-bills". TED is an acronym formed from
T-Bill and ED, the ticker symbol for the Eurodollars futures contract.

Longer term:

It may not look like much, but please take a look at the 6 month chart:

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