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Monday, September 15, 2008

Credit Crisis: The Fourth Wave

by Calculated Risk on 9/15/2008 04:50:00 PM

Here is the TED Spread from Bloomberg (hat tip James, Glenn and others)

The TED spread has increased to 2.01% (from just over 1% last week). This is close to the highs reached in August 2007, late 2007 and in the spring of 2008 (the three previous waves of the credit crisis).

Note: the TED spread is the difference between the three month T-bill and the LIBOR interest rate. Usually the TED spread is less than 0.5%. The higher the spread, the greater the perceived credit risks (compared to "risk free" treasuries).