The staggering costs of derivatives
Bear Stearns had $9 trillion worth of financial derivatives in its portfolio before it was bailed out earlier this year. By comparison, the entire US economy produces $14 trillion worth of goods and services every year. Meanwhile, the Federal budget deficit is likely to be almost half a trillion dollars this year.
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