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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...

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...

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...

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...