Posts filed under “Bailouts”

Why Was Asia Resilient? Lessons from the Past and for the Future

Category: Bailouts, Think Tank

Americans: Hate big banks, but can’t quit them

Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Bailouts, Video

Grantham on ‘What People Learn from Financial Crises’

I love this: When he was asked what people would learn from the whole financial crisis, Jeremy [Grantham] said, “In the short term a lot, in the medium term a little, in the long term, nothing at all. That would be historical precedent.” -James Montier to Kate Welling, via FT Alphaville  

Category: Bailouts, Markets, Psychology

Lessons from the Taper Tantrum

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Employment, Think Tank

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Think Tank

Tracking Recent Levels of Financial Stress

Tracking Recent Levels of Financial Stress Amanda Janosko Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 01.17.14     The Cleveland Financial Stress Index (CFSI) has trended down throughout the fourth quarter of 2013 and early this year, indicating a reduction in the level of stress in the US financial system. During the federal government shutdown in October…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

The Best Gummint Housing Program You’ve Never Heard Of

Of all of the various government housing programs run by various federal agencies — Federal Housing Administration, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Housing and Urban Development and, of course, Fannie Mae — HARP is the most effective and efficient one out there. Odds are you have never even heard of the Home Affordable Refinance Program. And…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

Happy 100th Birthday, Mother Merrill. We Miss You

click for bigger graphic Source: Bank America     Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith turns 100 today. At least, she would have been, if she was a standalone entity, and not a government rescued TBTF entity, forced into a shot-gun wedding with Bank of America. I have a warm place in my heart for…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Digital Media, Investing, M&A

The Federal Reserve: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The Federal Reserve: Looking Back, Looking Forward Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 3, 2014       In less than a month my term as Fed Chairman will end. Needless to say, my tenure has been eventful–for the Federal Reserve, for the country, and…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank