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Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL

Saxon Settles HAMP Class Action for $4.5 Million… A win for homeowners, LOL

Tweet A class action law suit filed against Saxon Mortgage Services/Morgan Stanley alleged that the servicer improperly denied thousands of California homeowners loan modifications through the federal Home Affordable Modification Plan (HAMP), and as a result, some lost their homes... (Continue reading)

What is Strategic Default? A Moral Dilemma?

What is Strategic Default? A Moral Dilemma?

What is a strategic default? These days, it occurs to me, there would be even less morality involved in the decision to walk away from a mortgage. I can’t believe anyone actually feels morally obligated to a bank today.... (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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Elizabeth Warren Battles With GOP Over CFPB

Elizabeth Warren Battles With GOP Over CFPB

How can ANYONE support today's Republicans in the House of Representatives or United States Senate? How can they think anyone will after seeing their behavior related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB")? ... (Continue reading)

A Crush on Matt Taibbi and a Pox on Both Their Houses

A Crush on Matt Taibbi and a Pox on Both Their Houses

So, the strategy now seems quite clear: Our government decided to address the financial crisis and economic meltdown by handing out hundreds of millions to the wives of Wall Street executives so they could invest in student loans and commercial... (Continue reading)

Mandelman U. Presents: Theres Credit Default Swaps & then there’s Credit Default Swaps

Mandelman U. Presents: Theres Credit Default Swaps & then there's Credit Default Swaps

Seventy percent of the U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending, which has been driven by borrowing over the last ten years. Even if we wanted to do so, we can’t borrow our way back to prosperity this time... (Continue reading)

OUTRAGEOUS! Morgan Stanley Money Manager Won’t Be Prosecuted for Felony

OUTRAGEOUS! Morgan Stanley Money Manager Won't Be Prosecuted for Felony

Excuse me, DA Hurlbert? You’re not going to prosecute Martin Joel Erzinger for running down someone riding a bicycle and then fleeing the scene because it wouldn’t look good on the guy’s resume? Seriously, Mr. Hurlbert? Where... (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)

Ratings Agencies Panic: New Financial Reform Bill Means Expert Liability

Ratings Agencies Panic: New Financial Reform Bill Means Expert Liability

Perhaps most notably, but least mentioned, the bill requires the credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard & Poors, to not only be more transparent, but also potentially liable for issuing “bad ratings” on bonds. The role of the... (Continue reading)

The Article that Started it All: Pigs, Puppets and People in Peril

The Article that Started it All: Pigs, Puppets and People in Peril

Here it is... the first article I ever wrote for The Niche report magazine. Click the linked title below: Pigs, Puppets & People in Peril. Seems like soooo long ago... ... (Continue reading)

Books That Matter: Crisis Economics, by Nouriel Roubini & Stephen Mihm

Books That Matter: Crisis Economics, by Nouriel Roubini & Stephen Mihm

Roubini explains things I didn’t previously understand, such as the details of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s and Treasury Secretary Geithner’s response to the meltdown. Oh, I knew some of what those two had done, but not enough in terms... (Continue reading)

We Are On the Brink of a New Age of Rage

We Are On the Brink of a New Age of Rage

I’m also fearful that we’ve become a nation of people that doesn’t believe in our democracy anymore. A nation of people who will wait for things to happen to them, rather than trying to change what happens to them.... (Continue reading)

Bringing Up the Rear: President Barack Obama

Bringing Up the Rear: President Barack Obama

Guys… we have problems, big problems… problems that President Obama hasn’t even commented on publicly since last February! Not even a comment, Mr. President? What are you thinking? And please don’t say “health care reform,’ because I... (Continue reading)


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