Tag: Fed

no image

Nassim Taleb on Antifragility

Nassim Taleb, author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about antifragility, the concept behind Taleb’s next book, a work in progress. Taleb talks about how we can cope with our ignorance and uncertainty in a complex world. Topics […]

Banks Continue to Stockpile Agency MBS

Banks Continue to Stockpile Agency MBS

The reasons why are debatable but the numbers don’t lie: banks continue to accumulate agency MBS in mass amounts.  I wrote about this very topic in July with a post called “Banks hoard securities…” Though absolute dollar amounts of loans are actually up […]

no image

Risk-Based Liquidity

By DavidMerkel… When there is financial failure, it comes as a result of illiquidity.  Now, truly, these parties are insolvent, because they took the risk of not being able to pay cash when it was due.  Illiquidity and insolvency are really […]

More Questionable Bank of America Reporting

More Questionable Bank of America Reporting

By Todd Sullivan of Value Plays…… This is a perfect example of a misleading headline that is in fact debunked withing the very article itself…. From The Street (emphasis mine) Bank of America Risks Capital Shortfall: Creditsights By Dan Freed NEW YORK (TheStreet) […]