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Toxic Asset Sales

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I am an attorney who was working in Washington with RTC during the S&L crisis, so I know something about “toxic asset” sales. I have been poking around the legal and contracting market to find out what work there is out there in reviewing, collecting data on and valuing the billions and billions (trillions?) of dollars of “toxic assets,” including the mortgage backed securities, CDOs and other derivatives created and backed by mortgages that are now “toxic.” I have several observations after reading media accounts of the Geithner plan for so-called public-private partnerships to purchase these ...
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“The banks” versus “some banks” - Paul Krugman Blog -
of my views is interesting. But I think there’s a crucial assumption that isn’t right. The question isn’t whether “the banks” are insolvent; most surely aren’t. Instead, some banks are probably insolvent. So it’s not the case that the costs of the PPIP are costs we’d have to bear one way or another; there’s a lot of money going to institutions that would never otherwise arrive at the taxpayers’ door. And that, in a broad sense, is what’s wrong with TARPish rescue schemes. They try to fix the banks by driving up the price of a whole asset class. Most of those ... market research, surveys and trends
"Independent" FASB Gives In
Despite the outcry of investment banks, auditors, analysts and LAST BUT NOT LEAST, investors, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) loosened restrictions on mark-to-market (MTM) accounting. MTM requires that for balance sheet purposes, assets are valued at the market value. (See a detailed explanation in ) Banks have found this very hard to do since many of their derivative instruments entered into either cannot be valued or are currently valued at fire sale prices! But now with the new FASB guidance, banks will be able to value "toxic assets" any way they wish, ... market research, surveys and trends


A Binomial Model of Geithner's Toxic Asset Plan
Jul 1, 2009 ... The asset managers will contribute a maximum of $10 billion for a total ... the payoffs to the FDIC from toxic asset sales from assets held in ..... loans should be higher by a few percent than U.S. Treasuries because ... industry trends, business articles and survey research » 2009 » May
The Obama Administration’s efforts to help homeowners stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure by modifying mortgages have already failed.  One would hope the Administration is smart enough to know that.  Maybe they are just hoping we wouldn’t notice, but we did. Federal agencies have announced a variety of programs to discourage foreclosures and encourage mortgage modifications.  Some of these programs are for people who are current on their mortgages, some for people who are behind, some for people who have equity, and some for people who have none.  None have these programs has been a success, nor will they be successes in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
China's Fujian to Charge Zijin, Local Officials Over Toxic Leak
July 17 (Bloomberg) -- China’s Fujian province will take legal action against government officials and executives of Zijin Mining Group Co., the country’s largest gold producer, accountable for a toxic leak from a copper mine, state-run Xinhua News Agency said. Police detained three Zijin managers on July 15 after waste water from the plant poisoned 1,890 tons of fish at a waterway near Shanghang county, home to half a million people. County chief Qiu Heqing and top environmental official Chen Junan were fired and two other officials were ordered to resign, Xinhua report yesterday. Operations at the copper plant must ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Jonathan signs Bank rescue law
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, formally signed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Bill into law, ending several months of anticipation. Mr. Jonathan said the legal establishment of the corporation was in keeping with his administration’s determination to ensure the stability of Nigeria’s financial sector and stimulate national economic recovery. “I sign this bill today in full recognition of the critical role that AMCON will play in achieving these two critical objectives for our economy,” Mr. Jonathan said at a brief ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that as soon as it becomes fully ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Slicing the toxic pizza, an analysis of FDIC's Legacy Loans ...
from its toxic asset sales in the long run. This is clearly less than the value it could have received, M0 + α, without offering loan guarantees and forcing ... 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
For Sale: Toxic Assets > News > USC College
Simon Wilkie, professor and chair of economics in USC College, has a plan to eliminate toxic assets and help set our country back on track. Photo credit Carlos Puma. From economists and politicians to our next-door neighbors, everyone seems to have a theory about what has driven our soaring economy into the ground. Solutions to the problem, however, seem harder to find than a loan on a three-bedroom condo. Simon Wilkie, professor and chair of economics in USC College, has a threefold explanation for how we got ourselves into this quandary — but most importantly he offers a way to help the country out of this mess (more on ...
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 ...
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