Financial Accounting Standards Board

Fitch: Financial Companies Hold 99.7% Of All Derivative Contracts

Fitch has released a comprehensive study on derivatives held by various corporations and has come out with some disturbing results: as Zero Hedge's recent disclosure of data from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency confirmed, the bulk of the derivative risk is concentrated not merely in the "financial company" category (99.7%) but in a subset of just five companies, which account for an "overwhelming majority" of derivative assets and liabilities.

Insolvency Mystery Science Theater 3000

Tomorrow at 10am, a hearing will be held on the critical matter of financial insolvency by, none other, than the.... Committee on Science And Technology (Scientology?). Yep. If there was ever any wonder if the right people are asking the right question in Washington, this should forever put away any doubts and speculations.

FHLB Chairman Disgusted With FASB Accounting Alchemy, Quits

When the man in charge of the second largest borrower in the U.S. is willing to lose his job due to his discomfort with the FASB's shift in accounting rules, you can bet that the tragic fallout of all the "market buoying" recent events is only a matter of time.

FHLB Chairman Disgusted With FASB Accounting Alchemy, Quits

When the man in charge of the second largest borrower in the U.S. is willing to lose his job due to his discomfort with the FASB's shift in accounting rules, you can bet that the tragic fallout of all the "market buoying" recent events is only a matter of time.

Mark To Market: Time Of Death 8:45AM, April 2,2009

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Financial Accounting Standards Board, pressured by U.S. lawmakers and financial companies,voted to relax fair-value rules that Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. say don’t work when markets are inactive.

Mark To Market: Time Of Death 8:45AM, April 2,2009

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Financial Accounting Standards Board, pressured by U.S. lawmakers and financial companies,voted to relax fair-value rules that Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. say don’t work when markets are inactive.