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Bank Stress Tests

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

U.S. Banks Say They Are Now Safer (By Their Own Measure)

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra and Peter Rudegeair | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Ban...

Stress Tests Show Bank Regulators' Frailty

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

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Mark Gongloff

Banks Get Clean Bill Of Health From Fed

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Most of the biggest banks in the U.S. have passed the Federal Reserve's latest stress test, designed to measure their ability to withstand a crisis. W...

Big Banks Big In All The Wrong Places

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Real Economics of the Fiscal Cliff

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Shapiro

The European sovereign debt crisis remains a serious threat, but not because a collapse of Greek, Spanish or Italian debt would infect confidence in U.S. Treasuries. The real issue is that such a crisis would threaten the solvency of many major French and German banks.

The Fed Just Handed Citi A HUGE Problem

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

This year has just been one headache after another for Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve has made it more likely that Citi kicks off 2013 with a migr...

Bernanke: These Are Not The Zombie Banks You're Looking For

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

When it comes to making the markets feel confident in banks, Ben Bernanke is a Jedi master. On Wednesday the Fed chairman, who shares facial-hair c...

Giving Up Your Bank for Lent

Michael Winship | Posted 05.15.2012 | Money
Michael Winship

On Ash Wednesday, churches in San Francisco announced they were removing $10 million from Wells Fargo and called on the bank "to put an immediate freeze on its foreclosures and repent for their misconduct." The effort is part of several national campaigns to get consumers and community groups to remove their money from the big banks and transfer accounts to credit unions and smaller financial institutions. We're told that the banks, desperate when thrown a lifeline by taxpayers in 2008, are now stronger and better able to weather a crisis than they were. And yet, they continue to scream in protest and lobby on Capitol Hill against the ignominy of reform. Simple greed -- hey banks, how about giving that up for Lent?

Secret Deals, Foreclosure Settlements, Stress Tests and Vampire Squid Whistleblowers

L. Randall Wray | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
L. Randall Wray

A new report documents widespread abusive practices at the biggest banks. It shows the potentially illegal activities were not only known by top management, but also encouraged by management.

Stress Tests You Haven't Read About

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Given the success of the Fed's stress tests on assessing the health of the nation's largest banks, various other institutions decided to embrace the model. Here are some early results.

There's No Need To Panic...

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

By Lauren Young NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Bank customers shouldn't stress out over the latest U.S. bank stress test results. ...

Fixing the Economic Mess: It's Time to Stop Crowding Out Main Street

Dennis Santiago | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Dennis Santiago

It's not like the United States doesn't have wealth. It's what we've done with all this money that's gotten us to the edge of a zombie apocalypse.

Simon Johnson: Foreclosure Scandal Shows Banks Need New Stress Tests

New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How much damage to the financial system should we expect from what is now commonly called the foreclosure morass, the developing scandal involving doc...

Feds Watching Colorado Banks With Increased Scrutiny

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's homegrown banks and thrifts are finding themselves under regulatory scrutiny at double the national rate. Colorado has 34 institutions i...

World Banks Warn Of Looming Crunch

nytimes.com | JACK EWING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much no...

Tim Geithner Saved The Economy, According To Two New Magazine Profiles

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though it may come as a surprise to many Americans, key aspects of the policies enacted by embattled Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner have actually bee...

Elizabeth Warren: TARP Repayment, More Stress Tests and a Fall off the Pedestal

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

This morning, Ms. Warren fell off the pedestal on which I had placed her.

Payback's Not a Bitch: 10 TARP Recipients Get Green Light to Repay $68 Billion to Treasury

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

For those who think that the government bailed out Wall Street, you're right and you're wrong. Yes, taxpayers extended a lifeline to ensure that the system didn't collapse, but in the case of these yet-to-be named players, taxpayers made out quite nicely.

Banks' Fee Bonanza From Stress Tests

Financial Times | Francesco Guerrera, Anuj Gangahar and Saskia Scholtes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The completion of US banking "stress tests" has unleashed a fee bonanza for Wall Street, with financial institutions set to earn more than $500m in ju...

Stress Test for U.S. Banks Is a Complete Fraud

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

It is the fear of the derivatives toxin that has frozen credit markets, leading to the Global Economic Crisis. Geithner's stress test can't fix the calamitous state of the U.S. banking sector.

The Stress Tests and Commercial Real Estate

Sam Chandan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Chandan

Neither investors nor the public should accept policy makers' and regulators' assertions that the tests of commercial real estate have been undertaken carefully.

Five Reasons The Bank Stress Tests Are Unreliable

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A simple guide to why the stress tests weren't stressful enough: 1. The stress test allows for a debt-to-net capital ratio of 25 to 1. That is far hi...

Jason Linkins

NY Mag Suggests A Post-Stress Test Checklist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I have got to tell you all, I am LOVING THESE STRESS TESTS. For real. Who'd have thought that you could have a test in which the testees could negot...

Good News for the Surprisingly Not Very Stressed

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The majority of our banks have flunked their stress tests. Are we worried? Not at all. Because while they are stressed, they are not stressed as badly as we might have feared.