Latest from my friend David Kotok. I think both he and Meredith Whitney are too bullish on the banks
The problem with “too-big-to-fail” is first and foremost the behavior of our beloved political leaders in Washington
Work in the mortgage market? Never read about Kamala Harris or the CA "Home Owner Bill of Rights?" Read on....
“Those are my principles,” Marx said. “And if you don't like them... well, I have others.”
Q: Can a ZIRP-driven bull market in US equities exist, side-by-side, with an economic rebound and a bullish outlook on HPA? A: "No"
It is a “fraudulent transfer” to transfer assets with intent to leave the transferor with inadequate capital... Thus every bank “sale” done for the purpose of reducing regulatory capital is, by definition, fraud – a form of bank theft.
If the large TBTF banks are really being forced out of the mortgage business, then just how will we achieve these revenue growth rates? How indeed.
If you share our sense of outrage at the way wounded veterans are treated by Delta Airlines and other commercial carriers, then please get involved. Merry Christmas
Investors in the TBTF banks need to understand that the business model for this industry has changed. Thank Liz Warren
Why does the Big Media other than WSJ refuse to report on the TAG subsidy grab by the largest banks?
When you hear Republican politicians pointing figures at Jon Corzine for his “alleged” acts of fraud in the MF Global collapse, ask them why they changed the bankruptcy code in 2005 to allow such acts of fraud to go unpunished.
Will Congress go over the fiscal cliff? Yes, we've been going for decades, really since the social unrest of the 1970s.
The Fed has never met a large bank merger that it did not like and has never been willing to deny such an application by a bank holding company, especialy a BHC that houses a primary dealer.
So now that Vikram Pandit has exited stage right from the CEO position at Citigroup, a number of people have asked me about the Zombie Dance Queen.
Overall, the acquisition of ANNB by FNB looks like a transaction that will create value for the acquirer’s shareholders, but it comes at a full price.