May 7, 2009

Bank “Stress Tests” Results Are Finally In: Fed Licks It’s Chops

The long-awaited, much heralded bank “stress test” results were FINALLY released today. Turbo-tax Tim Geithner delayed them a few days, and waited until after the market close today…although much of the news was intentionally leaked before the release. Leaks claimed that the test found that Bank of America needs $33.9 billion in additional capital. The […]

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February 27, 2009

Toxic Assets Indeed!

Many times we’ve discussed the “toxic assets” held by the banks, and the role they are playing in the global economic meltdown. One of the problems with these derivative securities is this: most of them never traded on any exchange, so valuing them is difficult. The banks had been valuing them at 100% or more […]

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