CDS volume hits $26 trillion

Credit default swap volume hit a new record of $26 trillion at the end of the first half, according to data from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda) released today. That’s up 52% from $17.1 trillion at the end of the second half of 2005, and is more than double the amount outstanding at the same time last year ($12.4 trillion).

The results, part of Isda’s biannual survey of the OTC derivatives market, reveal the market’s rapid growth spurt is far from over. Doubling in size

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