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Here Comes TARP 2: Bank Of America Implodes, At $6.87, BAC CDS Up 20% To 260 bps As Bankruptcy Contemplated

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With Bank of America investors finally realizing it is game over for the company as a going concern, at this point there are just two options for Brian Moynihan: the spin off of CFC as a bad bank, backstopped by the Fed, or, well, Chapter 11, which for a bank is essentially liquidation (and with CDS trading up 50 bps to 260 a bankruptcy seems increasingly inevitable). It also means that another TARP is on the way. And once America realizes that another several trillion have to be put into its insolvent banking sector, it will get quite violent. The biggest irony: it is AIG which takes down the financial system for the second time after its lawsuit against BAC filed last night kills Bank of America.

And the full AIG filing which just put the final stake through the heart of America's most insolvent bank:

AIG versus BAC 8-8-2011


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Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:33 | 1537334 anynonmous
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I thougt Dodd Frank fixed all of this

no more too big to fail,right?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537357 Cleanclog
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Anyone hearing of clearing clogs yet?  Counterparty freezes?  Are banks avoiding trades with BAC, C, etc yet?  And Europe?  Already had interbank risk problems last week.  What you hearing today?   Thx!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537405 hedgeless_horseman
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GOOG seems to have pulled the plug on its finance portal.  /transitory/

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:44 | 1537413 Cognitive Dissonance
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Everyone is slowwwwwwww today. It seems the world is waking up to the real time financial fun house.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:53 | 1537456 spiral_eyes
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America stagflating, Britain burning, Europe degenerating, here comes Benny to save the day with fuckloads of TARP cash. Back in the real world, another TARP would surely put the American credit rating at BBB at best, increasing likelihood of the death of the dollar as the global reserve currency to at least 9000%.


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:01 | 1537493 walküre
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You're quite mistaken.

The more it burns, the more the world keeps running back into the Dollar and Dollar denominated paper.

Look, the masters who setup the system and officiated the syndicate in 1913 are completely in charge. They own over 50% of all the world's wealth, maybe more.

This is their game, they're in charge. Their favorite gimmick is the US fiat and the US treasury paper.

Printing more of it actually increases the value. That's fucked but that's how smart these vermin have established the trade and the deck.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:37 | 1537729 Haywood Jablowme
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The more it burns, the more the world keeps running back into the Dollar and Dollar denominated paper.


You gotta link?  Please don't talk about things you clearly don't know shit about.....




Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:51 | 1537804 Spitzer
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He is wrong.

The only reason treasuries are going up is because that is how all bubbles pop. They must got up beyond belief.

If the asset that got downgraded is going up, that is beyond belief enough for me.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:13 | 1537932 Haywood Jablowme
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He's correct in saying that this is their game but that's it.  The banking cartel positioned themselves out of USD a looooooong time ago.  On top of that, countries don't flock to USD then immediately strike trade deals in their own currencies and/or soon-to-be reserve currencies.  For someone that's been around for 1 year and 51 weeks, walkure hasn't been paying much attention....

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:01 | 1537494 Cleanclog
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Whoa,  Goldman just traded at $119!  Getting ugly for all the financials!  Couldn't happen to a more deserving group.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:13 | 1537542 gangland
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GS a buy at 110


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:18 | 1537575 slaughterer
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Wait for at least $80 on GS before buying. 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:36 | 1537718 Yardfarmer
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Apple is waiting in the wings.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:06 | 1537515 fuu
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This is the only thing working consistantly for me today:

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:49 | 1537442 Pladizow
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BOA has been held on death row for years and each passing day brings us closer to the day of execution.

I grin as if BOA is a criminal that murdered a friend.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:23 | 1537620 Taint Boil
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One of my all time favorite stories I know BAC was one of them. Couldn't of happen to a better company.

How I stuck it to the credit card companies

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:58 | 1537480 Life of Illusion
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Nothing is too big for FED when Dodd-Frank granted super liquidation powers to the FED.

A controlled liquidation is a political connected investor’s dream come true.


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:17 | 1537571 slaughterer
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Today is the first day institutional holders of BAC-L Series L Preferred shares are frightened of BAC not maintaining the dividend on their senior preferred.   BAC-L is very good short, till about $350.00 cover, since BAC-L has only recently, in distinction to the common, started its plunge.   

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:18 | 1537573 mt paul
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too big

to stop

from failing ...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:42 | 1537765 Stochdoc
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You are confused with Beans and Frank.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:48 | 1537792 IQ 145
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Sold ZBU1@134-26/SHORT. at 11:47 NYDT today. That's the CME Long Bond Contract.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:53 | 1537810 IQ 145
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LOL! Yeah, right. AIG; too big to fail, too big to run properly, terminally fucked up; needed a bullet in the brain, instead it got bailed out; big mistake.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:41 | 1538157 DosZap
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IQ 145,@ 12:53

Bro, when it comes to this stuff,it's not a mistake,it's by design.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:32 | 1537335 g
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Interesting that I happen to be watching today.

History repeats itself and that sucks, come on people wake the fuck up.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:07 | 1537908 Escapeclaws
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Thanks g. This film is a real eye-opener. I was amazed at the parallels with the US. Menem could be a model for Obama. He literally stood up before his people when he was a candidate and shouted 5 times, "I will never betray you." Then when elected, he did a complete about face in every respect. Watch this film, you will be amazed and it will enable you to see what the program is for the US and what to expect from this crisis, which also had its Argentinian counterpart. There is nothing new under the sun. You can see clearly that there is a script for what happened there when you look at what is happening here.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537340 jus_lite_reading
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THIS is it boyz and gurlz!!!


GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CAN anyone confirm that they have limited bank withdrawls at BAC????
HOLY!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537359 Stoploss
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Closed my accounts 2 weeks ago, let the bitch burn.. I wanna see the pics of the lines around the buildings when the run starts.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:55 | 1537822 IQ 145
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Agree. As the Bikers used to say in Oakland; "Fuck'em if they take a joke".

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:43 | 1537409 pepperspray
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My brother in law told me a Times Square BAC ATM was out of service Saturday Night.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:58 | 1537472 FischerBlack
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Did an online bill pay for $12K to my mortgage and what would normally be a next day thing is delayed until the 11th. Don't know if this is evidence of a problem. I've never sent that much money out before using the online system, so it may just be normal for the size of the transaction. Can anyone else confirm?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:02 | 1537500 walküre
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You paid 12k towards your mortgage? Today?

Why would you not take that money out and buy gold instead????

Paying a mortgage.. now that's rich!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:27 | 1537648 Haywood Jablowme
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+ a -3% $INDU....

Some people just don't get "it"....

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:58 | 1537843 IQ 145
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I bet this dude knows the name of every finalist on American Idol, and can quote last nite's MSN propaganda release, word for word; too bad he has no idea what's going on in the real world.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:41 | 1538153 FischerBlack
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Is it safe to assume you don't have 12K lying around right now? That makes you either stupid or poor. In either case, I'm almost certainly better off not taking your advice.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:33 | 1537341 bania
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so sorry bank of cramerica

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:37 | 1537367 Caviar Emptor
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Cramer had a raging, headline buy with a price target "I think it can top $20" 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:48 | 1537439 astartes09
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I remember a similar piece about Bear Stearns.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:02 | 1537866 IQ 145
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I see people talking about this person Cramer; I don't do TV personally; that's a remarkable quote. Of course, it's possible it could go to $20; but I'm convinced that one should be interested in what's more probable, and if possible, in what's most probable. He must be a very strange person.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537344 drswhaley
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Where are Tepper's balls right now.  Looks like he got out according to Faber - when did he do that?  Did he lose like Paulson?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537350 jus_lite_reading
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HIS BALLZ got stapled to the walls so he left them there!!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537403 Freewheelin Franklin
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He also dumped Wells and most of Citi, according to CNBC.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537345 tmosley
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Is AIG controlled by Waddell and Reed?

Must be.  They killed Kenny, those bastards!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537347 papaswamp
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Bank run?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:34 | 1537349 monkeyboy
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Soooooo, if you had your funds in BOA would you be withdrawing them, or is way past that time to be worrying about taking your cash out?

BOA bankrun?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537376 Cleanclog
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I'm gonna go withdraw some there at BofA now . . . and some more at my community bank.  Just in case.  Not really saying ya should.  But cash does look pretty next to my gold and gems.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:40 | 1537390 The Shootist
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Banken Runnen ! Sheep, GO!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537399 Cthonic
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Took vast majority out in 2008.  I only keep a small checking account open there for online bill pay... may be time to prepay some things today, lol.  Oh if you think BAC will fall alone, don't forget about all of the money market fund and now account redemption suspension authority put in place in the past few years.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:46 | 1537423 LibertyIn2010
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...ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:35 | 1537352 JW n FL
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we need 25% for QE-3 not 20%!

come on 25% drop!!!

o wait we are already there plus!!


to much cow bell!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537377 JW n FL
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I wonder who will be a Jackson Hole this year calling QE 1 and 2 a failure? and walking away looking like a hero! all the while the Banks charge more interest on our National debt to off set the losses in real estate.

who will be the person that entertains the sheep while the bankers rob "We the People" blind thru national debt payments?


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:53 | 1537459 cossack55
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Not Jerry Lewis.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:57 | 1537475 Spastica Rex
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Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:42 | 1537761 Bananamerican
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why not?

He needs a new set of "special" kids anyway....

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537356 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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That's it wall street...


Stare *deep* into the abyss you fucking parasites.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537404 Uncle Remus
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Voice talent by James Earl Jones.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:44 | 1537418 Kayman
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Dear Alan, Ben, Hank, Timmy, Dubya and Obie:

When reading the Goldman handbook, you overlooked Rule #1.  YOUR FIRST LOSS IS YOUR BEST LOSS.  Take the loss, don't hide it in your desk drawer.

Now the unbooked losses of these thieving, lying Wallstreet banksters are taking the country down.

All the best.




Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537358 LoneStarHog
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BREAKING NEWS:  The Messiah to address the Nation at 13:00 EDT.  Subject:  My Birthday BBQ

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:40 | 1537389 glenlloyd
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Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537406 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Subject:  My Birthday BBQ

Maybe he got the Peace Pony he always wanted?



Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:48 | 1537437 Kayman
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So will we get:

  1. The sincere Statesman
  2. The whining Finger Pointer
  3. The Clueless Teleprompter Reader

The sincere Statesman would require telling the truth, so cancel that option.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537467 krispkritter
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They are sincere lies! Just look at all the CongressCritters and SenateWhores who lie with straight faces and their sincere expression of being on the side of the citizens...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:09 | 1537529 infinity8
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I sincerely want you to believe what I'm saying. . .

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:55 | 1537463 Silver Dreamer
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Maybe he'll perform a barefooted dance for us! Someone hack that teleprompter and make it happen.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:00 | 1537490 Pladizow
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This guys on TV more then Chavez!?!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537360 DormRoom
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Does Paulson need to liquidate his gold holdings to save his Advantage fund?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:45 | 1537422 Spitzer
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No, he needs to add to his gold holdings to save is "advantage" fund.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537361 Fazzie
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All units....all units.....zombie bank down!!!!....zombie bank down!!!!!

Let me guess, since the Merrill takeover BAC is now even too bigger to fail! Thwanks FwankenDodd!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537362 Greater Fool
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If BAC really does file, then TS will undoubtedly HTF, and this fall could make fall / winter 2008 look pretty mild by comparison.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:41 | 1537392 Cyan Lite
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Doubtful, we'll see TARP 2.0 before the lawyers get involved.  I'm sure TARP 2.0 legislation is being written up right now.  They can pass this thing very easily while Congress is in recess.  Only need two senators, just like they did for passing the FAA legislation last week.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:48 | 1537434 Greater Fool
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After the downgrade fiasco, I see zero possibility of a Treasury credit backstop for BAC, and nobody else is big enough to buy them. They are on their own. Best-case is an orderly breakup stage-managed by the NY Fed if they can't muddle through.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:36 | 1537364 oogs66
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Aig, owned by America, sues bank of America and brings down America.  Classic. Thank god for lawyers

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:37 | 1537365 kito
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one down, and many more that need to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:37 | 1537366 treemagnet
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Watch the label as to "why" get changed daily.  How the fuck do we backstop an already backstopped entitiy?  Well, I guess as long as nobody goes to jail - cause that'd be a shame, huh?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:37 | 1537368 I am Jobe
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When is Obam going to fucking speak?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:41 | 1537397 ReallySparky
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He is playing golf, the telepromter writer has the day off.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:44 | 1537414 Dr. Engali
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Who cares? He needs to shut his fucking pie hole and go away.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:18 | 1537572 Doyle Hargraves
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Let him speak GOLD needs to break on through $1800 today, and BAC is in limbo, by the time he is finished BAC dies and GOLD=$1800. Really want gold to take off, put the bernank on live GOLD=$2000 instantly.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:12 | 1537950 IQ 145
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BAC is in Limbo. BAC is doing the Limbo; it was a dance craze that involved slithering under a pole, Limbo, Limbo, how low can you go"; etc.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:27 | 1537647 DosZap
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Does it matter?...........he's as big (or bigger) problem for the Republic than any items we face.

He will put on a telepromter show, telling all It's ok, do not worry.............WE will be fine(on Wall St), and YES,we are going to contiue to screw you till your nose bleeds.



Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537372 oogs66
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if they take over bac, can they take over all the shares, and then hire zh to run the portfolio.  bet zh could run it via a web chat room more efficiently and much cheaper

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537373 Gmpx
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No tragedy. All US banks should be stopped for a holiday and nationalized. Normal life will continue. Never again finance business should be more than an utility along with electricity, water, gas, etc...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:57 | 1537840 Bananamerican
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can i say A-Fucking-men? inserting a "fucking" into the middle to emphasize my violent agreement with you?

The First shall be Last....

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537374 Aductor
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In other news: Many gold producers in Europe have run out of stock. I could only find buy quotes at my regular dealer.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:55 | 1537469 hedgeless_horseman
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How do you say sell Euros in German?

German foreign minister says the Eurozone will not break up



Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:09 | 1537531 Bam_Man
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Verkaufen Sie ihre Euros! Sofort! 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:29 | 1537659 Aductor
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What a moron, it SHOULD have been broken up long ago. The Euro was a disaster waiting to happen. Luckily, I am sitting in a relatively safe corner of Europe (stressing relatively).

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537375 Caviar Emptor
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PLease, can I exchange my BAC shares for some Gold....Please!!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537378 H. Perowne
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There's nothing quite so beautiful as a black swan. Nothing. Goodbye, Brian. Don't write.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:38 | 1537379 GIANTKILR
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"And once America realizes that another several trillion have to be put into its insolvent banking sector, it will get quite violent."

Funniest line all day! I don't see them getting off the couch to change the channel when they lose the remote, yet alone get violent!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:23 | 1537613 DosZap
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Amen, hate to say it, until they turn off the POWER, and UTILITIES, no one will get off their dead asses,except the Tea Party people, and they,yet again will be villified................IF we could just get Amerikuhns off those damn Tranquilizers,maybe the ZOMIE herds would go outside.

On a side note: SCREW PUTIN..................KGB Bstd.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:39 | 1537381 Caviar Emptor
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BAC was the last big question mark at the bottom in March, 2009.

It's now the first big question mark as we put in a top. 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:39 | 1537382 camaro68ss
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This reminds me of the saving privet Ryan movie when they flamethrower the german bunker. "HOLD YOUR FIRE! LET THEM BURN!"

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:08 | 1537525 MachoMan
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I was thinking more like on Splash, where the boss is diving and the two peons are standing on the ship looking over the side, discussing how they do not like the boss and are contemplating what to do and this gem rings out, "let's pee down his air hose."

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:39 | 1537383 ViewfromUnderth...
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So, Euroland need EU3.5Trillion for the EFSF to be "credible"...FrAAnce 'n all.

How much does USSAA+ need to be credible? I mean it, how much and from where?


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:39 | 1537384 ReallySparky
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This just might be the ticket to scare the congress critters into another tarp.  I will enjoy watching this b@#ch drop, Lord knows I have lost enough in my gambling account on puts on this piece of crap.  Thanks PPT, looking forward to making back my money and more.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:40 | 1537388 Caviar Emptor
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Credit Anstalt 1931 Bitchez!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:13 | 1537551 snowball777
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That's why some of us got our orders in during Asian trading last night...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:41 | 1537394 the not so migh...
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anouther 13 trillion should fix it!!!.. yeah right

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:41 | 1537395 Caviar Emptor
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Obama proposing a name change to Bank of Bush's America

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:41 | 1537396 baby_BLYTHE
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Tanks in da Streets!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:43 | 1537398 pelican
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Jim Kramer says buy Bank America!  Where is my check book?  Oh, I forgot I spent it on metals, boats and hoes.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537400 mendigo
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it is as timmy fortold - he has out backs for sure

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:02 | 1537869 Bananamerican
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he should be working at Outback's

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537401 onlooker
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I left Bof A last year. Barry needs to step up and calm the Fears of the World. Take Charge. Yes we can.

This is the time that trys mens souls. A leader must come forth to save us. NOW is the time.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:45 | 1537420 pelican
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Barry is recovering from his birthday party.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:53 | 1537458 Kayman
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 A leader must come forth to save us

A Leader ?    So you are saying all is lost....

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:42 | 1537402 j0nx
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I know I won't stand for another TARP. Every American must decide for him/herself if they will.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:43 | 1537407 papaswamp
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Someone just stepped in to defend BAC...wonder who it could be....where is nanex

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:43 | 1537408 Debt Rolling
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A new TARP, Tyler?

Have you started smoking weed? 

The US fired all their bullets in 2008. It was "the only chance", the "all-in" bet. The recovery or the grave. 

If there is going to be a new TARP, it will be straight monetization.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:52 | 1537450 InconvenientCou...
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Don't underestimate the CB's of the G7. There is more debt out there just waiting to be created and virtually nothing to couterbalance it.


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:59 | 1537485 buzzsaw99
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nothing is over until bennie says it is.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:44 | 1537412 tahoebumsmith
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Even the best ponzicrook of them all, Bernie Madoff couldn't keep this thing from coming unravaled. Sucks when you shoot all your bullets in target practice and then get ambushed by the enemy...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:45 | 1537417 tempo
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Most of the trouble (losses) came from Countrywide which BOA was forced to buy.  IMO, the FED should buy the countrywide loans.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:44 | 1537419 monopoly
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And does any of this come as a surprise to us here on Zero Hedge. Agree, I think America will finally revolt if they try TARP again. We are at the breaking point. Should have done this over 2 years ago.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:58 | 1537476 Kali
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Anyone who revolts will be declared a domestic terrorist and immediately renditioned.  America is stupid.  I was begging my Sis to at least hit the ATM last night and pull out some cash.  "Why, what's going on?"  Told her, then that phone silence of  "my big sis is talking crazy again". 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:10 | 1537535 Abitdodgie
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OMG that was funny ,America revolt, sometimes you crack me up. 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:45 | 1537421 Jumbotron
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Cramer sez:


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:49 | 1537440 Jumbotron
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N' Sync sez


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:46 | 1537424 Uncle Remus
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Burn BoA, burn.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:46 | 1537426 Atomizer
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:46 | 1537427 oobrien
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Fuck all those banking cocksuckers.

We still have Journey and Jimi Hendrix!

Screw it all in the ass.

Tune in, turn on, and drop out.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:58 | 1537484 fuu
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Aaaaaand oobrien jumps the shark.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:46 | 1537428 Version 7
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What other banks is AIG gonna file a lawsuit against?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:47 | 1537431 Freewheelin Franklin
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But, but, but, Bank of Americacountrywidemerrill is too biggerer to fail.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:48 | 1537436 John McCloy
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  So when can we expect them to pay a dividend again?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537464 firefighter302
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Very good, John McCloy.

It's all about yield these days, according to media experts.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:04 | 1537509 hedgeless_horseman
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Yield Rally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:49 | 1537443 Doyle Hargraves
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Damn my predicted collapse off by 24 hrs., oh well burn you motherfuckers, burn! Mama Cass via the cunt tree wide sandwich!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:50 | 1537444 Downtoolong
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The big problem with the TBTF concept is that, in fact, it is a myth. Nothing is too big to fail. To the contrary, some failures (e.g. Countrywide) are too big to absorb. 

Meanwhile, in a corner office at BofA headquarters, someone is sitting alone in a quiet rage sticking pins in a voodoo doll that looks eerily like Angelo Mozilo, complete with skin made of old orange peels.


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:54 | 1537818 citta vritti
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excellent visual there with the dried orange peels. did he get immunity or something, why hasn’t he been prosecuted for something, at least tax evasion like Capone.

btw, what happened to the up down arrows? useful for registering approval and opposite, but I bet it was part of what was slowing things down at ZH. 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:50 | 1537445 Freewheelin Franklin
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Wait a minute. What's the governemnt's share in AIG currently?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:51 | 1537446 karzai_luver
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This is what comes when you bail out two corrupt clowns that should have been put down last time.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:52 | 1537449 Helmholtz Watson
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"How did you go bankrupt?"
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly."

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:58 | 1537481 H. Perowne
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Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:53 | 1537457 sudzee
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I beleive BoA is funding more than a few condo builders here in Canada. Could this be a watershed moment for the Canadian housing bubble.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537460 737Controller
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Serious question...If BOA was to go CH11 would your funds be protected by FDIC or not? Why make a bank run if they are protected?  Thanks

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:59 | 1537479 Doyle Hargraves
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Serious answer: CH 11 law has been so rewritten by this administration, (think GM bondholders), do you really wanna take a chance? Also, why not double tap that zombie just to make sure it doesn't get back up?!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:03 | 1537501 geminiRX
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The FDIC has limited cash left and would likely not have sufficient funds to guarantee all BAC customers. If it were me, I would exit any BAC account and find a better capitalized institution

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:08 | 1537522 hedgeless_horseman
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“Behind it [FDIC] all is the explicit full faith and credit of the government, which of course is exactly what backs Treasury securities. So what backs treasury securities is what backs the FDIC.”

Feel better now?  No?  Oh.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:22 | 1537608 Abitdodgie
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I think the FDIC only garantee 2 cents on the dollar now

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:06 | 1537517 karzai_luver
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They will pay you as long as you are under the per bank limits or the world WOULD end for Obama.


Congress or whomever will make you whole no matter the bailout costs.


If you WANT to trigger a bank run the best way would be to stiff J6P out of his fantasy football account.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537461 Kenton17
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Can somebody help me understand? It seems like AIG is only seeking $10B, a lot of money but relatively insignificant given BAC's size.

I'm not denying it's a very unprofitable company with a lot of problems, but how will this bankrupt it?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:05 | 1537512 buzzsaw99
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BAC was bankrupt well before the lawsuits started piling up. it has survived by drinking unicorn blood and keeping two sets of books up until now.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:09 | 1537528 karzai_luver
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think blood in the water.


Or like a pack of wolves hunting a calf.


More and more nips here and there and soon the calf is down and then well .............


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537462 -Michelle-
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That's my mortgage holder.  I'm looking forward to some interesting letters soon.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:02 | 1537499 the grateful un...
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so how much MBS is BAC holding, and is the Fed going to take that onto its balance sheet?  for the record M - the way it is supposed to work, assuming BAC has to liquidate (something). - the bank would sell their mortgage paper to another bank. the new bank would have complete freedom to renegotiate new rates, or even call the loan - have you tried a Credit Union? they were making loans right through the (socalled) dark days of 2008, and they can secure a loan through one of the GSEs. 


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:54 | 1537465 JohnFrodo
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Is is reasonable to say that TARP 1 was the wrong move, it would have been better to force a haircut and let the chips fall where they may, the housing market needs a reboot, nothing else is going to work. 

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