Rolfe Winkler

Morning Links 1-25

January 25, 2010

Tishman gives up Stuyvesant Town (Wei/Spector, WSJ) Way underwater was this deal: the price tag was $5.4 billion, but the property is thought to be worth only $1.8 billion now. Tishman put up only $112 million of equity. Lenders and investors get wiped out. Good. By the way, if underwater investors can walk away, there’s little reason underwater homeowners should feel a moral obligation to keep paying their own overpriced mortgages….

Dodd on Bernanke: “not necessarily”

November 20, 2009

From Shahien Nasiripour at HuffPo.

One wonders where news and approval ratings will be when Bernanke’s confirmation comes up for a vote….

Fed: Stop the presses

August 7, 2009

On Thursday, the Bank of England said that it would run its printing press a bit faster while the European Central Bank hinted that theirs might slow down sooner than expected.

Who are Bernanke’s top 25?

July 24, 2009

How many too-big-to-fail financials might be subject to additional oversight under Obama’s regulatory reform bill?  According to Ben Bernanke: roughly 25.