Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

Credit Suisse Tells Bloomberg: “Mortgage Principal Cuts Don’t Help Homeowners?”

Credit Suisse Tells Bloomberg: “Mortgage Principal Cuts Don’t Help Homeowners?”

Reducing mortgage balances is a risky idea that hasn’t been shown to keep borrowers who owe more than their property’s worth in their homes, according to Credit Suisse Group AG. (CSGN). Suspending accounting rules is a risky idea that hasn’t been... (Continue reading)

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Should State AGs Settle with Bankers? Ohio’s Former AG Marc Dann Weighs In… A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Should State AGs Settle with Bankers? Ohio's Former AG Marc Dann Weighs In... A Mandelman Matters Podcast

I decided that the best person to ask about what's going on with these positively inane negotiations would be a former State Attorney General, so I called Ohio's former AG, Marc Dann. Marc knows these people, he understands the... (Continue reading)

Bringing UP the Rear – Neil Lipschutz, Managing Editor, Dow Jones Newswire

Bringing UP the Rear – Neil Lipschutz, Managing Editor, Dow Jones Newswire

Obviously, either Neal has the cognitive abilities of a fruit loop soaked in milk, or he’s just disturbed. What do you suppose he thinks “spread” to Europe and its banks? I mean, I don’t think loans can spread…... (Continue reading)

I, Robosigner… A three act play about affidavit fraud in AG Masto’s Nevada

I, Robosigner… A three act play about affidavit fraud in AG Masto’s Nevada

… Faster than a NINJA loan originating at Wamu… More powerful than an unlimited warehouse line at Lehman Bros… able to see swaps and synthetics even when inside an SPE… Look, up in the sky… It’s a bird… It’s a... (Continue reading)

The Recession is Over! Long Live the Recession!

The Recession is Over!  Long Live the Recession!

Look people… don’t get bummed out about this study, because a few years from now the NBER is probably going to refer to today as having been a peak. ... (Continue reading)

Bringing UP the Rear – Fannie Mae’s President and CEO, Michael J. Williams

Bringing UP the Rear – Fannie Mae’s President and CEO, Michael J. Williams

And I’ll never be able to prove this, but I’m al most positive that I could have bankrupted Fannie Mae for a lot less than $1.5 trillion, and I don’t know anything about the mortgage business. In fact, I... (Continue reading)

FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Warns Senate Committee about “Millions of Infected Foreclosures”

FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Warns Senate Committee about

Well, perhaps it’s because Sheila is now a short-timer and will be retiring from her post at the FDIC this July, that she is now feeling a little more comfortable telling the truth, even if that means disagreeing with Walsh... (Continue reading)

Strategic Defaults Don’t Really Exist… Who would have thought that? Oh, that’s right… ME.

Strategic Defaults Don’t Really Exist… Who would have thought that?  Oh, that’s right… ME.

I don’t like to do this, but I’ve been trying to point this nonsense out for so many months now, I can’t even keep track. I didn’t need a study to know this, I come up with my conclusions... (Continue reading)

Geithner Won’t Quit in Battle Over Elizabeth Warren – WE NEED YOU NOW!

Geithner Won't Quit in Battle Over Elizabeth Warren - WE NEED YOU NOW!

I didn’t realize it was liberal to want to see someone put a stop to the kind of abusive lending behavior that has stripped the middle class of just about everything they had. I guess conservatives are now the... (Continue reading)

Howie Hubler’s Loan Value Group… Proof That Wall Street Has No Idea What’s Happening on Main Street

Howie Hubler's Loan Value Group... Proof That Wall Street Has No Idea What's Happening on Main Street

Want to know who Howie Hubler is? Did you read Michael Lewis' book, "The Big Short," because if you did, you might remember Lewis mentioning a bond trader at Morgan Stanley that lost the investment bank $9 BILLION... more... (Continue reading)

Worst June EVER for New Home Sales

Worst June EVER for New Home Sales

Adjusted down to a rate of 267,000 annual sales was the worst month on record. That "rate," and I do love the way they report monthly numbers as an "annual sales RATE," means that 22,250 new homes were... (Continue reading)

Optimism is Hard Thing of Which to Let Go – The Car Sales Recovery Surprise

Optimism is Hard Thing of Which to Let Go – The Car Sales Recovery Surprise

Tell you what WSJ people… next time feel free to call me on stuff like that. I don’t depend on automakers breaking things out, I actually have functioning eyes and ears and I use them pretty much all the... (Continue reading)

Who is Freddie Mac to Strategic Defaulters? Well, I Have a Message for Freddie Mac.

Who is Freddie Mac to Strategic Defaulters?  Well, I Have a Message for Freddie Mac.

What is Freddie Mac anyway? I’ve personally spoken with several thousand homeowners from all over the country, hundreds that have considered walking away from their mortgages, or are now in the process of doing so, and let me assure... (Continue reading)

Obama Administration to Announce Expansion of HAMP – Principal Reductions and Help for Unemployed

Obama Administration to Announce Expansion of HAMP – Principal Reductions and Help for Unemployed

On Friday, the White House is expected to announce an expansion of the president’s Making Home Affordable loan modification program to include reducing the mortgage loan balances for some homeowners, and providing additional temporary assistance to unemployed homeowners. ... (Continue reading)


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