The Great Debate

from Rolfe Winkler:

Bailout “profit” is taxpayers’ loss

September 1, 2009

Charging a bank for an implicit government guarantee to absorb losses? According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Reserve and Treasury are demanding that Bank of America pay $500 million to exit a bailout deal that was never actually signed.

from Rolfe Winkler:

SEC should get tougher with BofA

August 11, 2009

In the Bank of America Merrill Lynch bonus imbroglio, the SEC has proposed a settlement in which, once again, the defendants neither admit nor deny wrongdoing.

from Rolfe Winkler:

Buffett’s Betrayal

August 4, 2009

When I was 14, Warren Buffett wrote me a letter.

It was a response to one I'd sent him, pitching an investment idea.  For a kid interested in learning stocks, Buffett was a great role model.  His investing style -- diligent security analysis, finding competent management, patience -- was immediately appealing.

Stress tests: The results are in, now what?

By Mark Williams
May 8, 2009

Mark_Williams_Debate– Mark T. Williams, who teaches finance at Boston University’s School of Management, is a former Federal Reserve bank examiner. The views expressed are his own. –

New BofA chairman must prove independence

May 1, 2009

bofa– Jonathan Ford is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

U.S. mouth writing checks its body won’t cash

By J Saft
April 8, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Bank rally ready to be marked-to-market

By J Saft
April 3, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Nationalization: Terrible but inevitable

By J Saft
January 23, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Credit cards unkindest cut for U.S. consumers

By J Saft
December 3, 2008

James Saft Great Debate — James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –