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Banks Stock Shares Stay Low

And for good reason. The Obama administration is trying to negotiate a $20 billion slush fund from the banks to fund potential Democrat voters in 2012. Banks are one of those rare businesses which can’t invest as they see fit. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Insurers Suffer Big Losses

From the Washington Post: Those losses have also dinged their relationships with mortgage-financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which the insurers depend on for business. The mortgage insurance industry is dominated by a half-dozen large firms that insure loans … Continue reading

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I Hope My Bank Doesn’t Have All Its ‘Capital’ In Junk Loans

Downey Savings, and then not far behind them, First Federal and Washington Mutual are going to have all the "capital" in junk loans.  No one should have any faith in the banking system and should move their money out of … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion Needed For U.S. Mortgage Market

Bloomberg reports that the size of the U.S. home-mortgage market is $11 trillion. That market needs $1 trillion in new investment to stop the decline in home equity prices according to analysts at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. “There is … Continue reading

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