A $46 Billion Bad-Loan Mirage Hints at U.S. Bank Rule’s Flaw

A $46 Billion Bad-Loan Mirage Hints at U.S. Bank Rule’s Flaw

U.S. banks are starting to book provisions for potential loan losses under a new system regulator devised eight years ago to avoid the kind of catastrophic surprise that caught the industry and regulators off guard during the financial crisis. The idea is to force banks to boost reserves based on models that factor in the economy, rather than wait for loan payments to stop.
January 23, 2020 0 Comments
Money managers retain bullish gold positioning

Money managers retain bullish gold positioning

TD Securities commented that the U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers may be about to provide a structurally “more dovish lean” to policy, which propelled gold prices higher just ahead of the long holiday weekend in the U.S.
January 21, 2020 0 Comments
The Next Recession Won’t Be Triggered by a Housing Market Crash: Economist

The Next Recession Won’t Be Triggered by a Housing Market Crash: Economist

Famed economist and global financial market consultant David Rosenberg expects household debt to spark the next recession.
January 14, 2020 0 Comments
College Enrollment Skids for 8th Year in a Row in 2019, But Student Loans Skyrocket. What Gives?

College Enrollment Skids for 8th Year in a Row in 2019, But Student Loans Skyrocket. What Gives?

With college costs blowing through the roof, with “luxury student housing” and not so luxury “student housing” having become asset classes – including, of course, CMBS, now in rough waters – for global investors, with textbook publishers gouging students to the nth degree, and with the monetary value of higher education questioned in more...
December 18, 2019 0 Comments

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