Posts filed under “Bailouts”

A Disasterous Rate Cut ?

Why on earth the FOMC would want to undue any of the work by Treasury with a rate cut?That is the current market bet, that a 25 or even 50 basis cut may occur at tomorrow’s Fed meeting.

That would be ill advised.

We have survived the initial impact caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers (LEH). AIG is certainly in trouble,  as are Wachovia (WB) and Washington Mutual (WM) and others.

The Fed would be well served, with rates now at 2%, to keep some powder try for the latter innings of this crisis.

Unless we are looking to emulate Japan’s 15 year recession, a ZIRP/pushing on a string policy would not be advantageous.

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

A Disastrous Rate Cut ?

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

The Terrible Lessons of Bear Stearns

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Federal Reserve, Legal, Taxes and Policy

Morning News Dump

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Financial Press

Roubini: U.S. Financial Industry Facing ‘Disaster’

Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor at New York University, talks about the turmoil in financial markets and outlook for the sale of Lehman Brothers HoldingsL


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Nouriel

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Video

Roubini: U.S. Financial Industry Facing ‘Disaster’

Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor at New York University, talks about the turmoil in financial markets and outlook for the sale of Lehman Brothers HoldingsL


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Nouriel

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Video

Live Blogging CNBC Lehman Show

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Federal Reserve, Financial Press

Lehman Brothers Liquidation Likely

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit

How Washington Failed to Rein In Fannie, Freddie

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

A Sunday Without a Bailout? How Novel !

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Media, Psychology