Posts Tagged ‘stress tests’

There’s Nothing Wrong With Regulators Negotiating

The fact that the banks negotiated with the regulators over the results of the stress tests is likely to incite considerable negative discussion this weekend. Don’t get too carried away with what you read. First, here is part of what the WSJ is reporting: The Federal Reserve significantly scaled back the size of the capital hole […]

Stress Test Info: Is It Kosher To Withhold It From Investors?

I have a question. As the banks which were identified as needing more capital under the stress test begin to sell new equity how do they justify withholding the detail of the stress tests from prospective purchasers of that equity? I’m not a lawyer nor do I have any deep understanding of securities law but […]

Stress Test Double Talk

The leaks continue. Reportedly, Wells needs $15 billion, Regions Bank needs an unspecified amount of money and according to CNBC, GMAC needs $11 billion. So far it all seems to be engendering a giant yawn. The news last night that BofA was short about $34 billion onyl caused its stock to go up 12% so […]

Stress Tests And Commercial Real Estate Loans

The leaks surrounding the bank stress tests continues this evening. The WSJ is reporting that 10 of the 19 banks that underwent the test will be required to raise more capital. The Journal didn’t have any definitive list, just more of the same names being bandied about. Despite all of Warren Buffett’s praise this weekend, […]

Treasury Says They’ll Tell Us Some Things About The Stress Tests

  Well you knew this was going to happen. The Treasury Department says now that they will release some of the results of the bank stress tests.  I guess you have to give them some credit for realizing that this information would take, oh say 24 hours to leak out. What’s laughable is they think […]