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Author: pwhitten Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 459259  
Subject: Re: A sequence of unfortunate events Date: 11/15/2007 3:18 PM
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I casually went along with certain terms that I've been hearing of, like CMO or CDO or SIV or this whole alphabet soup of this credit crunch.

I had only a vague idea of what CMO is, until I read your post. I had never heard the terms CDO or SIV. While I was searching, I was also listening to Street Signs on CNBC. On the Stop Trading segment, Jim Cramer was talking about, and reading snippets from, a report that was written by the CEO of Wells Fargo. One line in particular that Cramer quoted caught my ear: "I never knew what SIV meant, until I read it in the Wall Street Journal."

So now I don't feel so bad about not knowing what these terms [things] meant.

Great post, BTW. I need to spend more time reading this board.

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