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May 2009



Galbraith: Job Market May Need Years to Heal

May 28, 2009 – Comments (0)

Many here (mainly Alstry comes to mind) have been saying this type of thing for some time now, but I thought I'd pass this along anyway as it's still a good read:  [more]



Tilson: Banks Face $1 Trillion of Losses Ahead

May 27, 2009 – Comments (0)

Whitney Tilson, managing partner of money manager T2 Partners, says banks aren't nearly out of the woods yet, as the credit crisis continues to evolve.   [more]



Whitney: Bank Stocks Way Overvalued

May 15, 2009 – Comments (3)

Superstar bank analyst Meredith Whitney says bank stocks are overvalued, thanks to lax government rules that allow banks to overstate earnings.   [more]



A Little Humour: The Economy Is So Bad…

May 13, 2009 – Comments (17)

The Economy Is So Bad…  [more]



Kass: Short Bank Stocks Right Now

May 08, 2009 – Comments (3)

(Headline sounds like it could've been written by GMX!)  [more]



10 Banks Asked to Raise Nearly $75B, Per Stress Tests

May 07, 2009 – Comments (1)

There were few surprises contained in the anxiously awaited results of the bank stress tests released by the government on Thursday -- and that’s probably just how they wanted it.

Ten of the 19 big financial institutions tested -- notably Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GMAC and Citigroup -- are being asked to add billions of dollars to their balance sheets in the event the recession gets worse.  [more]



Bank "Stress Test" Results Trickle In

May 06, 2009 – Comments (3)

Results were trickling out Wednesday on how the nation’s top banks performed in the “stress tests” performed on them by the government -- and, as expected, some passed without being asked to bolster their balance sheets, while others will need to raise billions of dollars of new capital.  [more]



Martin Weiss Blasts Stress Tests

May 05, 2009 – Comments (0)

Martin Weiss, author of "The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide," says the bank stress tests being released by Treasury are graded on a curve at best. And he thinks several big banks could fail just the same.   [more]



Stress Tests are Not Stressful Enough

May 01, 2009 – Comments (4)

Last week, when the U.S. Treasury unveiled the basics of their lender “stress tests”, the Fed concluded that “most U.S. banking organizations currently have capital levels well in excess of the amounts required to be well capitalized. ”Simultaneously, they also claimed that the banks needed more capital. Apparently the Fed has little understanding of irony.  [more]

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