Commentaries

The Fannie Mae sinkhole

August 6, 2009

Fannie Mae has reported the a $14.8 billion loss in the second quarter and is going hat in hand to the Treasury for another $10.7 billion to pull its net worth out of deficit. The release is here.

Wall Street rebound likely to be impressive

June 30, 2009

The Wall Street Journal has the rundown on how old-fashioned  trading and underwriting is likely to give big banks like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America their best quarter yet since “the credit crisis erupted” (not sure when they’re dating that exactly though since you could go back to June or Aug 2007 on that one.)