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I'm going all the way to the end of my limb to say, as often as possible, in as many different ways as I can, that I believe the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are misleading themselves and the American public by insisting that asset-backed securitization will resume if only they rewrite the current rules for disclosure. The enhancements they are calling for substantially exist already, and to call for them anew disingenuously implies that they don't. It implies that the demand that fed the securitization bubble—that fed the non-traditional mortgage ...
discusses various actions and proposals by economists, government officials, journalists, and business leaders to address the subprime mortgage crisis and broader economic crisis of 2007-2010.
Federal Reserve to up toxic asset purchases to $5 trillion? | The ...
that behind closed doors the Federal Reserve is considering purchasing more toxic assets. A lot more. To bring the total from $2.4 trillion to $5 trillion dollars. Fed watchers say Mr Bernanke and his close allies at the Board in Washington are worried by signs that the US recovery is running out of steam. The ECRI leading indicator published by the Economic Cycle Research Institute has collapsed to a 45-week low of -5.7 in the most precipitous slide for half a century. Such a reading typically portends contraction within three months or so. Key members of the five-man Board are quietly mulling a fresh burst of asset ... market research, surveys and trends
Samples Confirm Corexit Ingredients In Gulf Spill Area Far Above ...
Yet another data point on why the Obama administration and BP are both so concerned about media access to spill areas comes courtesy of this youtube video by jamescfox. In his own words: "Oil and water samples were taken from both the Shores of Grand Isle and from 20 miles out. The preliminary analysis was done at an academic analytical chemistry laboratory. Looking for the likely pollutants from the deep water Horizon Oil spill. It was focused on the detection of benzene and propylene glycol. Benzene and other highly toxic contaminants were very low however the concentration of propylene glycol was between 360 and 440 ... market research, surveys and trends


Bailing Out Banks, One Toxic Asset At A Time : NPR
Former hedge fund manager Raj Bhatia and mortgage broker Albert Behin are convinced they can make money buying "toxic assets" — the stuff that's killing banks' balance sheets. Bhatia and Behin buy pools of mortgages that are "underwater," meaning the homes are worth much less than their mortgages. "We got together and basically said, 'You know, there's going to be tremendous opportunities buying some of this residential debt that I basically helped create over the past six, seven, eight years,'" Behin says. For Bhatia, who graduated from Columbia Business School in the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Economists mostly bullish on $500 billion toxic asset plan ...
of how it plans to get bad assets off the banks of books. The plan includes investing up to $100 billion of taxpayer funds together with private money from investors to buy an initial $500 billion in troubled assets. The government would also loan as much as 85 percent of the money to the public-private partnerships to buy bad loans from banks. See my previous post on the plan HERE. And read a critique of the plan HERE. Vote in a poll on the plan HERE. And below economists and other market watchers share their thoughts on the plan: Scott Anderson, senior economist, Wells Fargo “My gut reaction is that this is an excellent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Small banks flexed muscles
Small banks, which have accounted for most bank failures over the past two years, have recently won breaks on some requirements in the financial reform bill that may go to a final vote in the Senate next week. Before and after House and Senate lawmakers reached a compromise over two weeks ago, lawmakers, regulators, banks and other financial institutions big and small continued to battle over key pieces of the proposed financial overhaul, such as how to pay for it. The result: The nation’s thousands of small but politically well-connected community banks won important concessions, including a years-long delay of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
State of the European Banking System
In the last six months, the eurozone has faced its biggest economic challenge to date — one sparked by the Greek debt crisis which has migrated to the rest of the monetary union. But well before the sovereign debt crisis, Europe was facing a full-blown banking crisis that did not seem any closer to being resolved than when it began in late 2008. With investors and markets focused on European governments' debt problems, the banking issues have largely been ignored. However, the sovereign debt crisis and banking crisis have become intertwined and could feed off each other in the near future. Analysis July 1 is a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


PPIP: toxic asset clean-up, or just another taxpayer- funded bank ...
require a lower yield on the asset they buy because of the yield .... equity, taking a $55.72 loan from TALF, and bought the bond in auction at $65? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
tg-65: Treasury Department Releases Details on Public Private ...
Over the past six weeks, the Treasury Department has implemented a series of initiatives as part of its Financial Stability Plan that � alongside the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act � lay the foundations for economic recovery: Efforts to Improve Affordability for Responsible Homeowners: Treasury has implemented programs to allow families to save on their mortgage payments by refinancing, assist responsible homeowners in avoiding foreclosure through a loan modification plan, and, alongside the Federal Reserve, help bring mortgage interest rates down to near historic lows. This past month, the 30% increase in mortgage ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Valuing Toxic Assets - Michigan in the News—Stephen M. Ross School ...
Valuing asset securitizations always has been a difficult issue for the accounting profession. Now, with the recent collapse of the credit and financial markets, a new layer of complexity further complicates the equation. Professor Cathy Shakespeare has studied some of the shortcomings in existing regulations that apply to asset securitization, as well as the abuses and confusion that resulted from these shortcomings. She thinks a few changes are in order, such as revamping income statements, requiring more disclosures, and using linked presentations of assets and liabilities to more accurately reflect net positions. One thing ...
Are Banks Making a Killing on the government Toxic Asset program?
Remember the Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP)? The Treasury Department unveiled the program in March and intended it as a way to help banks unload hard-to-sell (read: often toxic) mortgage securities. In short, private investors partnered with the government to get bad loans off the banks' books -- and everyone, including taxpayers, was supposed to come out ahead on the proceeds of the asset sales. But, as Bloomberg reports this morning, some of the nation's largest banks have actually bought more risky home loans instead of getting them off their balance sheets. In other words, the program that was supposed to ...
Collections Law: Summary Judgement, Toxic assets Recovery, (302 ...
Debt Collections law, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), federal law, how to properly answer court summons for collection cases, how to prepare federal cases against debt collectors, how to deal with debt collection phone calls. Experience I've been an active consumer advocate for more than 40 years and have helped hundreds of people win cases against debt collectors as well as helping them defeat demands for summary judgment lodged against them by banks, debt collectors and defeat mortgage foreclosures and keep their homes. Education/Credentials Paralegal courses for the most part.