Expanding an Appraiser's Toolbox With Credit Default Swaps

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American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation Review™
Summer 2015 Volume 34, Issue 2 pp. 88-95
Joseph W. Thompson, CFA, ASA
Alexander Jakosa, BS


The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how data from credit default swaps (“CDSs”) can be used by appraisers and financial professionals in performing valuation analyses. This article will provide various uses of data from CDSs, including determining risk factors in the general economic market and valuing debt guarantees or other types of contingent liabilities.
Expanding an Appraiser's Toolbox With Credit Default Swaps
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