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TAG! You're Insured... for $1.4 trillion

November 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC , USB , C

Was it even possible to keep up with all of the acronyms introduced during the financial crisis in the name of stability? Well, if you're a bank investor, one in particular ought to be on your radar right now: the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program.  [more]

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The Goldman Conspiracy Strikes Again

November 27, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GS

If you dig a good conspiracy, you can add the Bank of England's appointment of Mark Carney as its new head. Why? Well, as Mike De La Merced points out in Dealbook, he's yet another Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) alum in a powerful government position. As De La Merced notes:  [more]

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Caution: CyberWars in Banking Ahead!

November 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC , JPM

Speaking in Germany, Atlanta Fed head Dennis Lockhart opined on some sources of financial instability that may be off the radar for some people. One key area he highlighted was cybercrime. Most folks reading this have probably at some point been the victim of identity theft ([hand raised], three or four times). But Lockhart is thinking bigger.   [more]

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Banking Deals On the Way?

November 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TAYC

American Banker notes that Taylor Capital (Nasdaq: TAYC), Standard Bancshares, and Community Financial Services (OTC: CFIS) raised a combined $260 million in new capital. That could mean some banking deals on the way for Chicago (home to all three banks). Taylor's CEO said:  [more]

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Buffett and Taxes for the (800th??) Time

November 26, 2012 – Comments (17)

Warren Buffett was back at it again with the whole "rich people need to pay more taxes" thing. For those with trouble connecting the dots, well, The Fool's Morgan Housel is here to help out (http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/26/warren-buffett-on-taxes.aspx).   [more]

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