Bank Run

The Ultimate Regulatory Reform: Abolish Fractional Reserve Banking!

"With his selection of crony capitalists and members of Goldman Sachs to his economic team, it is apparent that President Trump does not understand the true nature of the nation’s financial woes or what precipitated the last financial crisis... If he did, his next Executive Order would be to implement steps and procedures to eliminate the scourge of fractional reserve banking forever."

How Central Banks Intend To Fight CryptoCurrencies

Last week, Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements gave a speech outlining some ideas on how to best address the challenges that cyrptocurrencies pose to central banks.

Bundesbank's Weidmann: Digital Currencies Will Make The Next Crisis Worse

"[in the next crisis] there will be a strong incentive for money holders to switch bank deposits into the official digital currency simply at the push of a button. But what might be a boon for savers in search of safety might be a bane for banks, as this makes a bank run potentially even easier."

Spain's Banco Popular Bailed In, Acquired By Santander For €1.00

Just four days after Banco Popular chairman Emilio Saracho told his employees "don't panic" as a result of the company's crashing stock price, on Wednesday morning the ECB confirmed that the sixth largest Spanish bank was indeed on the verge of collapse and ordered it to be sold, which is what happened when Santander acquired the bank for €1.00 after Santander's equity and riskiest debt instruments were wiped out.

Reuters Goes To China, Discovers "Ghost Collateral"

"The first time I went, I saw the steel,” recalled Wang, an attorney at Beijing DHH Law Firm, which represents the Shanghai branch of CITIC. "Afterwards, the banker got in contact with me and said, ‘The pledged assets are no longer there"

Spain's Sixth Largest Bank Crashes Most In 28 Years On Liquidation Fears

Even as attention has turned once again to Italy as the next possible source of European financial contagion, Spain's sixth largest bank has found itself in freefall over the past few days as concerns grow that the bank may be liquidated unless a last-minute buyer, or source of capital, emerges.

"Bears Need More": Why One Trader Thinks The Selling Is Now Over

"While bears awake on panic, rumors and speculation, they ultimately need the sustenance of genuine negative fundamentals to stay alert and maintain their focus for a persistent bout of risk aversion. Right now there are thin pickings for them.... In fact, the worst is probably over already for U.S. equities."