Monday, September 10, 2007

WaMu Chief Sees Perfect Storm

Washington Mutual today, after setting aside 500 million more for loan losses, said that they are amid what he called "a near perfect storm" in US housing. I wonder if he got the term from Prem Watsa, who has used the term often and is predicting a 1 in 50 or 1 in 100 year catastrophic event. Either way, it is good to know that the Fairfax team does hold CDS against Washington Mutual, among the many other mortgage names.

To see the list of other holdings in the Fairfax CDS portfolio, see this.

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