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Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 29, 2009 @ 7:20 am In Financial Press,Weblogs | Comments Disabled

Took forever to get home from Indianapolis yesterday — 90 minute flight, with weather and congestion delays. took far too many hours. I am still recovering, but it was a great conference and the trip was well worth it. I love speaking to sophisticated farmers and ranchers who run a cooperative power association — surprisingly savvy folks, smarter than the geniuses who caused the meltdown.

Anyhow, I have a a few posts today after the open today, but here’s what I am looking at this morning:

Why the Bulls Just Won’t Die [1] (Barron’s)

Profit Rebound Still Has Long Climb Back [2] (WSJ)

Profits Squeezed at the Margin [3] (Barron’s)

Banks Balk at U.S. Push to Rein In Derivatives [4] (WSJ)More Homeowners Facing Foreclosure [5] (NYT)

Bernanke Bid to Lift Housing Scuttled by Rising Rates, Defaults [6] (Bloomberg)

Borrowers with good credit fuel foreclosures in 1Q [7] (AP)

Did the CRA cause the mortgage market meltdown? [8] (Minnesota Fed)

The Big Banks’ Best Friend in Washington [9] (Washington Post)

Credit Relief May Not Last Long [10] (NYT)

Roubini Finds Economy Even He Can Be Bullish On [11] (Bloomberg)

Banks’ Appraisal Conflicts Could Continue Under New HVCC Rules [12] Cuomo’s office: “GSE’s knew they were buying loans with appraisal fraud…” : “Outside industry experts on Bank of America’s advisory council, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they had hoped Countrywide’s shady past would be cleaned up within a year of the new ownership. But nearly a year later, we’ve learned that the Charlotte-based BofA has simply assumed the same practices that branded Countrywide a financial predator.”


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[1] Why the Bulls Just Won’t Die: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB124346278276260099.html

[2] Profit Rebound Still Has Long Climb Back: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124354954099664187.html

[3] Profits Squeezed at the Margin: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB124346274397660083.html

[4] Banks Balk at U.S. Push to Rein In Derivatives: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124355213446564401.html

[5] More Homeowners Facing Foreclosure: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/business/economy/29home.html

[6] Bernanke Bid to Lift Housing Scuttled by Rising Rates, Defaults: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a2IrZFvVBaGk&

[7] Borrowers with good credit fuel foreclosures in 1Q: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Borrowers-with-good-credit-apf-15376981.html?.v=19

[8] Did the CRA cause the mortgage market meltdown?: http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_papers/pub_display.cfm?id=4136

[9] The Big Banks’ Best Friend in Washington: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/26/AR2009052603150.html

[10] Credit Relief May Not Last Long: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/business/economy/29norris.html

[11] Roubini Finds Economy Even He Can Be Bullish On: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aSgbigmmIzIE&

[12] Banks’ Appraisal Conflicts Could Continue Under New HVCC Rules: http://ml-implode.com/article/buhl-banks_appraisals

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