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Subject:  Re: Structured products? Date:  2/11/2013  7:19 PM
Author:  globalist2013 Number:  34778 of 36384

Wikipedia has a good article on ‘structured products’. Here’s a snippet of the important part.

Disadvantages of structured products may include:
• credit risk - structured products are unsecured debt from investment banks
• lack of liquidity - structured products rarely trade after issuance and anyone looking to sell a structured product before maturity should expect to sell it at a significant discount
• no daily pricing - structured products are priced on a matrix, not net-asset-value. Matrix pricing is essentially a best-guess approach
• highly complex - the complexity of the return calculations means few truly understand how the structured product will perform relative to simply owning the underlying asset

Hey, cut me a slice of that. (NOT!)
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