Comments on: Fed becomes reluctant landlord http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: f belz http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/comment-page-1/#comment-560 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:04:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=576#comment-560 Law suits and Lawyers will not solve these problems. The Fed is ill equipped to handle upside down loans and upside down properties. The people who are sueing to get their money back would have more luck hollaring out the window than paying lawyers. These properties must be liquidated and if in an overbuilt situation may have to be used for homeless shelters, a school campus, or to replace old government buildings. The retail market is changing and some of the empty malls may never open again.

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By: Drazen http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/comment-page-1/#comment-267 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 08:44:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=576#comment-267 I honestly think there was a conflict of interest related to BlackRock engagement by FED and Maiden Lane. Now taxpayers pay the price!

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By: James Reginald Harris, jr http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/comment-page-1/#comment-250 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:51:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=576#comment-250 It is important for Policy makers to recognize that Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate of all forms is a classical illiquid asset class. That simple forecasting measures, that Blackrock could have, should have provided could have avoided the Fed taking this the balance sheet.

Bad work by blackrock, fire them.

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By: Realness http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/comment-page-1/#comment-248 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=576#comment-248 Over a year has passed since the Fed’s take over of the investment holdings of Bear Stearns, which was designed to maximize their value and minimize disruptions in the financial markets. What was a desperate maneuver then to maintain liquidity is now proving a drag on the financial system due to bad assets. The real story is the underlying problem of huge losses from bad lending practices. Have lending practices changed in a market that is so complex and still very non-transparent, or is it still business as usual, with the Fed playing the safety net once the debt load becomes critical.

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By: Drazen http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/07/fed-becomes-reluctant-landlord/comment-page-1/#comment-244 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:44:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=576#comment-244 It is very obvious that Bernanke and FED do not see the gap between what they have and what they ought to have.

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