Chart of the day II: Those trillions in derivatives

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Another stunning graphic from the just-released 82nd Annual Report [PDF] of the Bank of International Settlements, revealing the hundreds of trillions of dollars in derivatives — you know, those wild speculative bets that brought down Wall Street four years ago and which regulators refused to restrain just two months ago — are now in play. Hang on to your hats, folks, and click on the image to enlarge:

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