FDIC Report Released?

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FDIC Report Released?

I read an article on lewrockwell.com last week that states that financial chaos may be only days away, as the FDIC was scheduled to release their most recent quarterly report on August 25th. The report would show the status of the DIF money, the status of various banks, and how many banks are on the troubled list. With the depressing news expected to be shown on the report, pandemonium might ensue, according to this article. Please feel free to correct any errors in what I've typed above; I'm trying to recall from memory on this; If I get time later, I will search for that article on lew's site.

I have been looking for/expecting the actual FDIC report and commentary on it, but I have not been able to locate any findings. I even searched the FDIC webiste (albeit, briefly.) and can't find any links. I thought for sure it would end up in the Daily Digest or on a thread here, somewhere.

Can someone help me find the report/commentary or provide correction to the story? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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FDIC issues Q2 Quarterly Banking Profile; "Problem List" expands

From Briefing.com

FDIC issues Q2 Quarterly Banking Profile; "Problem List" expands to 15-year high

Burdened by costs associated with rising levels of troubled loans and falling asset values, FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions reported an aggregate net loss of $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009. Increased expenses for bad loans were chiefly responsible for the industry's loss. Insured institutions added $66.9 billion in loan-loss provisions to their reserves during the quarter, an increase of $16.5 billion (32.8 percent) compared to the second quarter of 2008. Quarterly earnings were also adversely affected by writedowns of asset-backed commercial paper, and by higher assessments for deposit insurance. Almost two out of every three institutions (64.4 percent) reported lower quarterly earnings than a year ago, and more than one in four (28.3 percent) reported a net loss for the quarter. A year ago, the industry reported a quarterly profit of $4.7 billion, and fewer than one in five institutions (18 percent) were unprofitable. The average return on assets (ROA) was -0.11 percent, compared to 0.14 percent in the second quarter of 2008... The amount of loans and leases that were noncurrent (90 days or more past due or in nonaccrual status) increased for a 13th consecutive quarter, and the percentage of total loans and leases that were noncurrent reached a new record. Noncurrent loans and leases increased by $41.4 billion (14.3%) during the second quarter, led by 1-4 family residential mortgages (up $15.4 billion, or 12.7%), real estate construction and development loans (up $10.2 billion, or 16.6%), and loans secured by nonfarm nonresidential real estate properties (up $7.1 billion, or 29.2 percent)... This is the highest level for the noncurrent rate in the 26 years that insured institutions have reported noncurrent loan data. On a more positive note, loans that were 30-89 days past due declined by $16.7 billion (10.6%). This is the largest quarterly decline in dollar terms in the 26 years that these data have been reported, and the largest percentage decline since the first quarter of 2004, when 30-89 day past due loans were one-third the current level... The number of insured commercial banks and savings institutions reporting financial results fell to 8,195 in the quarter, down from 8,247 reporters in the first quarter. Thirty-nine institutions were merged into other institutions during the quarter, twenty-four institutions failed, and there were twelve new charters added. During the quarter, the number of institutions on the FDIC's "Problem List" increased from 305 to 416, and the combined assets of "problem" institutions rose from $220.0 billion to $299.8 billion. This is the largest number of "problem" institutions since June 30, 1994, and the largest amount of assets on the list since December 31, 1993...

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Re: FDIC Report Released?

Thanks, Cat.

Here is the link to the original story, if anybody is interested.


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Please tell me I don't know what I am talking about
The FDIC can only cover 60% of the failing loans. So they are hoping that 100% don't fail? Which means they are in no position to insure your bank deposits in total if there was a "run on the banks". That's a pretty good indication that the 8,195 insured financial institutions in the United States are approaching insolvency and their primary insurer, the FDIC, is technically bankrupt.
Problem institutions were increasing >20% per quarter for 2 years! If this continues, by 2010 more than half of all insured US financial institutions will be listed as "problem". If this isn't the tipping point for the whole US financial system then simply wait till 2011 when we reach 100% problem institutions.

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