Posts Tagged ‘CDOs’

SECURITIZATION: How our society changed when we learned to turn lead into gold.

SECURITIZATION: How our society changed when we learned to turn lead into gold.

Before securitization children were raised receiving fewer presents for their birthdays and holidays and I don’t need a source for that statistic. Water is wet, the sky is blue, and that’s a fact. Hotel rooms never cost $600... (Continue reading)

One Bank Did Right by Homeowners & Shareholders – A Story You Haven’t Heard Before

One Bank Did Right by Homeowners & Shareholders - A Story You Haven't Heard Before

There is one mortgage banker that did it right for their shareholders and borrowers. They didn’t take TARP funds or any sort of tax-payer funded bailout... instead they took their losses, restructured the company, and protected their shareholders... ... (Continue reading)

Arizona’s SB 1451 – Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Arizona's SB 1451 - Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Senate Bill 1451 only uses PRIVATE MONEY. There is no government money involved, no subsidies, no guarantees, and no taxes. This Program utilizes a completely different structure than any current mortgage program. It includes a cash insurance... (Continue reading)

Bringing Up the Rear Dale Westhoff, Credit Suisse Group AG

Bringing Up the Rear  Dale Westhoff, Credit Suisse Group AG

Apparently, right before you made your idiotic comments about moral hazard, saying that principal write-downs won’t save homes, Credit Suisse had just won the bidding process and as a result bought $7.014 billion in face value RMBS from the Federal... (Continue reading)

Mandelman’s Monthly Museletter – Version 16.0

Mandelman's Monthly Museletter - Version 16.0

In this edition you'll find: 1. Robo-signing KILLS... 2. OCC proposes credit rating duties go to banks - A real conversation with a banker-friend of mine. 3. PMI Files Bankruptcy - Regulators step in and take over yet another mortgage... (Continue reading)

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The World of the Investor with Attorney Talcott Franklin – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

The World of the Investor with Attorney Talcott Franklin - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH INVESTORS? WHO ARE THEY? ARE THEY LOSING MONEY ON FORECLOSURES? What do the investors think about all these foreclosures? What's the relationship like between investors and servicers? Do investors want to modify loans? Do... (Continue reading)

Lawyers, foreclosure fatigue and the dreaded FREE HOUSE

Lawyers, foreclosure fatigue and the dreaded FREE HOUSE

Wake up people, we’re running out of time. We need to do better and that means we need to get smarter. And since I still have faith that our laws will prevail, we’ll be needing our nation’s lawyers... (Continue reading)

Dear Banking & Government People Who Are Reading This…

Dear Banking & Government People Who Are Reading This...

You guys all now know that this thing had about as much to do with sub-prime borrowers as World War II. Unless you can point out a sub-prime borrower who was selling synthetic CDOs in Iceland, I think we're... (Continue reading)

If You Think the Meltdown Was the Fault of Homeowners, Think Again…

If You Think the Meltdown Was the Fault of Homeowners, Think Again...

So... in “Pillage,” Nomi Prins explains in terms anyone can understand that factoring in the leverage at 11:1, we're looking at a $140 TRILLION economic problem... yes, you read that correctly... that's trillion, with a 'T'... (Continue reading)

THEY ONCE WERE LENDERS – Understanding government’s failure to stop bankers OR scammers from destroying homeowners.

THEY ONCE WERE LENDERS - Understanding government's failure to stop bankers OR scammers from destroying homeowners.

And, to add insult to injury, our government has stood by obtuse and witless as these same banks have been permitted to lie, mislead, abuse, disrespect, malign and outright torture homeowners trying to apply for a government program funded by... (Continue reading)

Bank of America’s “Tasmanian Devil” says we shouldn’t be thinking of our homes as “assets”.

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Now, if all of that weren’t enough to make the case for Bryan Moynihan being this month’s REAR, here’s what really got me started on him in the first place. Last month, at the 2011 National Association of Attorneys... (Continue reading)

Mandelman U. Presents – Securitization & Mortgage Backed Securities

Mandelman U. Presents - Securitization & Mortgage Backed Securities

Come back to 6th Grade where I’ll be teaching real 6th graders all about what the banks did to break the world. We’re going to cover the Bond Market and Securitization, CDOs and CDSs… and even Synthetics and... (Continue reading)

Max Gardner Coming to Las Vegas: OPERATION STRIKE BACK THE BANKRUPTCY & FORECLOSURE BOOT CAMP

Max Gardner Coming to Las Vegas: OPERATION STRIKE BACK THE BANKRUPTCY & FORECLOSURE BOOT CAMP

Max Gardner is Coming to Las Vegas... Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM -through- Monday, February 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM to prepare troops for OPERATION STRIKE BACK... THE BANKRUPTCY AND FORECLOSURE BOOT CAMP. I've attended Max's Boot... (Continue reading)

Mandelman Commenting on ProPublica Article…

I never do this, but ProPublica posted an article about real life foreclosures not fitting the conventional wisdom of what most people think they are... they're not a bunch of low income minorities who should never have been able to... (Continue reading)

Well, Would You Look at That: Elizabeth Warren Might Be Replaced by a Bank Lobbyist

Well, Would You Look at That: Elizabeth Warren Might Be Replaced by a Bank Lobbyist

So, take a few minutes and write to your elected representative about this. No one else, unless you feel like it, just your person in Congress. Tell them this line of thought is unacceptable, that we want Elizabeth... (Continue reading)

Alright Banker-People Thats Enough. Youre Not Making Sense and Youre Making Me Dizzy

Alright Banker-People Thats Enough.  Youre Not Making Sense and Youre Making Me Dizzy

You don’t think so? Then tell me what you think would happen if I walked into a courtroom and handed the judge a fraudulent set of documents requesting that he ignore procedures designed to protect property rights in this... (Continue reading)

Podcast: Mandelman in the Morning – Labor Day

Podcast: Mandelman in the Morning - Labor Day

1. Lehman Bros. CEO says bankruptcy wasn't Lehman's Fault. 2. Stimulus is folly. 3. Call it a depression. 4. Geithner's happy about HAMP. 5. Foreclosures breed foreclosures. 6. AZ's loan mod program won't work. ... (Continue reading)

NEW! Mandelman in the Morning… Podcast!

NEW! Mandelman in the Morning... Podcast!

Click on the link to tune in to the Mandelman in the Morning Podcast for September 3, 2010... ... (Continue reading)

AMERICA LOST: Treasurys meetings with bloggers tells a story that I didnt want to hear.

AMERICA LOST: Treasurys meetings with bloggers tells a story that I didnt want to hear.

It made me sad to know what Treasury Department officials had said about the foreclosure crisis and HAMP… very, very sad. In fact, I can’t think of another time in history when my government acted as these guys have... (Continue reading)

Care to Guess How Many NEW Homes Sold Over $750,000 in June and July?

Care to Guess How Many NEW Homes Sold Over $750,000 in June and July?

The biggest question I have about the real estate market is… why are we all pretending that there’s a real estate market at all. There’s no real estate market in this country, hasn’t been one since July 10, 2007,... (Continue reading)

Bringing Up the Rear: Me, Martin Andelman

Bringing Up the Rear: Me, Martin Andelman

It’s a credit crisis, a global financial crisis, a foreclosure crisis, an economic catastrophe, the total destruction of the secondary mortgage market, the end of pension plan investing and Wall Street’s investment banks, and an ongoing example of why derivatives... (Continue reading)

The Federal Reserve Made a Record $47.4 Billion HELPING Housing Market in 2009?

The Federal Reserve Made a Record $47.4 Billion HELPING Housing Market in 2009?

The Federal Reserve, by the way, doesn’t exist to make a profit like the commercial banks. Until 2009, the Fed paid no interest on the bank reserves and other monies it holds, and it earns interest on the Treasury... (Continue reading)

Barofskys Report: Taxpayer Support for Financial Sector Now $3.7 Trillion

Barofskys Report: Taxpayer Support for Financial Sector Now $3.7 Trillion

Taxpayer support for the financial system grew by $700 billion last year, and has now reached roughly $3.7 trillion, including TARP, Federal Reserve programs, asset guarantees and federal bank deposit insurance, among other commitments. ... (Continue reading)

Elizabeth Warren or Bust, Im Drawing the Line

Elizabeth Warren or Bust, Im Drawing the Line

Ms. Warren should unquestionably be asked to head up this new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, bribed, begged and/or pleaded with, if need be. Without her philosophy and leadership setting the standards and tone of this new bureau as it... (Continue reading)

WaMus Top Gun Loan Officers Targeted Low-Income Minorities to Rob the Bank and the Nation

WaMus Top Gun Loan Officers Targeted Low-Income Minorities to Rob the Bank and the Nation

It would be one thing if the story of Tom Ramirez and Mario Loria at Washington Mutual’s Loan Processing Center was nothing more than the story of two rogue mortgage bankers who gamed the system and got away with millions... (Continue reading)


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