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Tesla: Will Investors Want to Buy Insurance on Its Bonds?

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is trying to create a market in credit-default swaps tied to the bonds of Tesla (TSLA). A JPMorgan trader has sent around quotes to see if clients are interested in buying or selling CDS referencing Tesla bonds, according to people with direct knowledge of the trading. First off, there’s only one set of Tesla bonds the CDS can reference, which makes creating a robust, deeply traded market more challenging.