Commentaries

from Rolfe Winkler:

FDIC’s problem bank list grows to 552, DIF now negative

November 24, 2009

I'm not good at taking vacations....

FDIC published its quarterly banking profile today. Here are the latest banking industry statistics at a glance. A few interesting takeaways I'd like to highlight. First, the problem bank list grew again. And it still understates total problem assets...both Citi and Bank of American should also be on this list.

from Rolfe Winkler:

For FDIC, a long tunnel and little light

August 27, 2009

There's good news and bad news in the FDIC's quarterly profile of the banking sector. The good news is that FDIC has more resources than you think to handle the problem banks on its radar. The bad news is that the too-big-to-fail banks aren't on it.