Tag Archives: Stress Test

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    Off The Cuff: The World’s Banking System Is On The Precipice

    It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:02 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The World's Baking System Is On The Precipice
      • It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    • Stocks & Bonds Hit All-Time Highs
      • We're in a chimera market right now
    • Central Control Is Tightening
      • Dissent is being squashed wherever possible
    • Real Wages Are Declining
      • Good luck squashing that dissent when folks can't feed their families…

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    Daily Digest – May 21

    by Davos

    Thursday, May 21, 2009, 3:26 PM

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    • More on tax revenues
    • The business logic of sustainability: Ray Anderson on TED.com (Video, Repost)
    • Peter Schiff The Schiff Report Video Blog May 18 2009 (H/T iDoctor, Video)
    • Brazil and China eye plan to axe dollar
    • Russia Sheds Dollars for Euros
    • Brazil Turns to China to Help Finance Oil Projects
    • He’s just not that into you
    • One-day-only “lifestyle-liquidation” auctions (Video)
    • Credit Card Changes: Make the Prudent Pay
    • Milton Friedman on Self-Interest and the Profit Motive (Video)
    • Washington Post Raises Doubts About Geithner Management Style, Status of PPIP
    • Visualizing the Stress Test (Chart, Interactive Map)
    • Housing Starts (Chart)
    • A few A(H1N1) Links Dr. Henry Niman’s Map 7,151 U.S. Cases as of this wrtitng, A(H1N1) Current Timeline, CDC Cases

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    Daily Digest – May 12

    by Davos

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 2:46 PM

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    • Government Borrowing .46 cents for every Dollar it Spends!
    • Sunday Funnies (Commics, commedy and video)
    • SNL: Geithner Cold Open
    • Interesting Amendment on the Federal Reserve Audits (Many Links On Page, Please Click)
    • Foreclosure Auction Video
    • Hotel industry getting crushed along with CRE
    • Black: Stress tests and the Big Lie (Video on page)
    • The Risks of Denying Reality
    • "Enjoy the rally while it lasts – but expect to take a sucker punch"
    • Government Payroll Warping Overall Data? (Chart on page)
    • Unemployment Rate vs. Broader Total Unemployed (Chart)
    • Non-Farm Payroll vs. Birth/Death YoY Change (Chart)
    • FSN May 9th (Audio, not yet reviewed)
    • Bernanke speaking on Jekyll Island, ironic?
    •  A few A(H1N1) Links Dr. Henry Niman’s Map 3,349 U.S. Cases as of this wrtitng, A(H1N1) Current Timeline, CDC Cases

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    Daily Digest – May 9

    by Davos

    Saturday, May 9, 2009, 3:00 PM

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    • Repost Video, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve (From Nate’s Economic Edge Blog)
    • Senate Passes Expanded FDIC Credit Line
    • Foreclosures: The 2nd Wave
    • European gold sale blunder reaches $40 billion
    • Federal Campaign Contributuons 1994-2008 (Interactive chart)
    • Muted Recovery, Bernstein (Video—on page)
    • The Banks and Orwell
    • Obama Releases $3.4 Trillion Budget Plan
    • Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Increase Sharply
    • Asian monetary fund

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    Stress Test Results Announced

    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 8, 2009, 2:32 AM

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    As I wrote about in my last report the bank "stress tests" are a sham in part because the trajectory of even the worst case stress test scenario (called "more adverse" by the regulators) has already been exceeded to the downside by real-world economic results.

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    New Martenson Report Ready for Enrolled Members

    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, May 4, 2009, 12:43 AM

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    There’s a new Martenson Report ready for enrolled members.

    This one concerns the results of bank stress tests due to be announced this week.

    The Bank Stress Tests Have Already Failed

    Here’s part of the conclusion:

    A “stress test,” at least as far as I understand it from a scientific or engineering standpoint, is supposed to encompass a set of conditions beyond normal, or expected, values. The bank stress-test assumptions are already exceeded in each case by real-world conditions, and therefore will be neither illuminating nor predictive when they are released. Let’s all be thankful that the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department do not design bridges. If they did, they might “stress test” them by simulating an average load of traffic under average conditions and declare them perfectly safe.

    I advise you to tune out what is certain to be an upbeat assessment of the condition of our banks, when the stress test results are finally released.  My opinion is that the stress tests were specifically designed to be neither stressful nor revealing.  Instead, they were designed to produce expected results for the purpose of instilling confidence in banks and in the crisis management team.

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    Daily Digest – Apr 26

    by Davos

    Sunday, April 26, 2009, 1:16 PM

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    • T – 30 Minutes to Stress Test: Above or Below 3% Tangible Common Equity? (Chart)
    • Stress-Tested Banks May Struggle as Bad Assets Triple
    • Stress Test: Not Very Stressful (Interesting GDP projections)
    • Durable Goods and Global Trade – Going to the Charts…
    • Notice of Financial Default: California Develops a Mortgage Tsunami Patter Reminiscent of the 2007 Subprime Collapse. Alt-A and Option ARMs Unite.
    • Bloomberg: Mexico’s Calderon Declares Emergency Amid Swine Flu Outbreak
    • Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries
    • "The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry
    • GM Employee Stock Fund Dumps All Company Shares
    • New Reality Check

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    Daily Digest – Apr 20

    by Davos

    Monday, April 20, 2009, 2:59 PM

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    • The End Is Near! (Yay!) (H/T Suzie)
    • Volcker Knows – Kohn is Conning Inflation
    • The Trend May Not Be Your Friend
    • Stress Test: Debating How and What to Release
    • On Good and Bad Financial Innovation
    • Citi losing foreign deposits
    • US to put conditions on Tarp repayment
    • Bank bailout plan’s ‘stress tests’ already causing stress
    • Economic Cliff Diving – By the Charts…NO Bungee Cord
    • Sunday Funnies (Humor, YouTube Video at bottom makes me happy I’m not a Congressman)
    • Larry Summers: "Substantial risks; issues in the global economy, commercial real estate"

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    Daily Digest – Apr 16

    by Davos

    Thursday, April 16, 2009, 3:01 PM

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    • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day
    • Stress Test Results: Here comes the Sun?
    • "The Financial Commentator", since 1985. His analysis focuses on Federal Reserve monetary policy, and how policy affects the economy and the financial markets.
    • Big Banks Increase Foreclosure Activity
    • Treasury, Inflation Protected Securities ETF
    • Economic survivalists take root (H/T GoalDigger)
    • Texas governor claims sovereignty from "oppressive" U.S. government (Video H/T Zombie210)
    • Inventories Continue to Fall…
    • More Microsoft Office! Wow, Can’t Wait
    • Why banks cannot be nationalized
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