The Future of Monolines?

Felix Salmon reads the tea leaves left by Warren Buffet and concludes that the already disastrous monoline situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. Money quote: 

Given all these reasons to buy bonds rather than insure them, I do wonder what’s going to happen to the monoline market. Historically, it’s been a license to print money — but it might be a very long time before it re-emerges.

Read his entire post Here.

Remember, when Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp. rode in to rescue the imploding monoline municipal bond insurance market at the request of the NY Insurance Department?  Now, after little more than a year in the business, Buffett wants out .



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