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Mark to Market Accounting

Are You Being Paid for the Risk in Money Markets?

Max Rudolph | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Max Rudolph

To ensure another AIG catastrophe doesn't threaten to topple the markets, and the market makers within them, reporting needs a much higher degree of transparency.

Banks Score Big Victory On Accounting Rules

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Banks scored a win yesterday as the Federal Accounting Standards Board backed off on attempts to force them to calculate their loan values using marke...

Ryan Grim

Civil War In Corporate America: Banks Battling The Chamber On Accounting Rules | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amid the ongoing financial regulation overhaul, the banking industry is hoping to pull off a quiet power grab that has eluded its grasp since the Grea...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 22, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, shucks. I didn't think it'd be possible to ride in that Well Fargo wagon, what with it's wheels all broke and it's axle all draggin'. Turns ou...

It's Like Trusting A Drug Addict To Arrange His Own Intervention

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

As long as banks are allowed to continue denying the true toxicity of their toxic assets, the longer the current financial impasse will continue.

Mark-To-Market Won't Help Bank Stocks: Goldman Sachs | Rita Nazareth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- The relaxation of fair-value accounting rules won't prevent bank shares from falling because growth in bad loans is acceleratin...

Jason Linkins

CNN Parrots Dubious Wall Street Talking Points On "Mark-To-Market" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Do you ever get the feeling that as your media professionals "explain" why the "financial system" seems to be "crapping its pants in public" that thei...

Mark-To-Market Accounting Changes Made

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. accounting rulemakers on Thursday agreed to make adjustments to a proposal to change mark-to-market accounting rules conc...

Ryan Grim

Frank And Bachus Applaud Mark-To-Market Rule Change | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Financial Services Committee both spoke out favorably Thursday about new mark-to-market accounting guidel...

Reuters: SEC's Mark To Market Won't Be Suspended

Reuters | Rachelle Younglai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is not planning to suspend the controversial mark-to-market accounting rule that ha...

At Last, Steve Forbes and I Agree

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Get rid of onerous mark to market accounting rules, institute the uptick rule for short sellers and enforce rules for naked short selling

Ryan Grim

Mark-To-Market Accounting To Get Public Hearing | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark-to-market accounting is due to get a public hearing in March, Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski (D-Penn.) announced Thursday. The accounting practice requir...

Ryan Grim

New Treasury Plan Weakens Crucial Wall Street Accounting Rules | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The financial plan announced today by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appears to have accomplished, through a backdoor path, one of the top priori...