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September 2008

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Wall Street's $70 Billion Facade

September 16, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , MS , C

This is the best they could come up with? In the wake of Lehman Brothers' (NYSE: LEH) failure this weekend, 10 major banks, (more)  [more]

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Why Lehman's Bankruptcy Matters

September 15, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEH , MER.DL2 , AIG

What an extraordinary day!  [more]

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Thain Gets the Job Done at Merrill

September 15, 2008 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC , LEH , MER.DL2

We went into the weekend thinking Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) might rescue Lehman Brothers (NYSE: LEH). In a twist that demonstrates how fluid the current environment is, Lehman is out, with B of A announcing it will acquire Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER) in an all-stock deal valuing the broker-dealer at $29/share or 1.8 times stated tangible book value.  [more]

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Winners & Losers in the Fannie, Freddie Rescue: Which One Are You?

September 12, 2008 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA , FMCC , LEH

As the dust settles on the first stage of the rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (we'll call them F&F), it's time to chalk up winners and losers. Which column(s) are you in? (more)   [more]

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Time to Buy the Banks, but Which Banks to Buy?

September 08, 2008 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC , BBT , C

The much anticipated (scoff!) follow-up article to Is It Time to Buy the Banks? is now available on The Motley Fool: Time to Buy the Banks, But which Banks to Buy?  [more]

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Kiss the Global Financial System Goodbye?

September 03, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA , FMCC , C

I thought CAPS members might be interested in this article, in which I examine China's stance with respect to the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 Alex Dumortier (XMFMarathonMan)

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