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  • Did you notice a few times last week that yields on mortgages were lower than on 30-year Treasury bonds. That shouldn’t be possible, but stranger things have happened. Like when Sonny Bono got elected to Congress.

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    The jukebox at Tosca mostly plays Opera, and you might even see Francis Ford Coppola having a drink there. Try Brandy Ho’s for good Chinese food and Yank Sing for the best Dim Sum outside of Hong Kong . Skip Alcatraz but take a boat tour of the Bay.

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  • Early in my career, I liked to keep our loans-to-deposit ratio right around 100%, but if I were setting policy at a bank today, I think I’d set a ceiling much lower, maybe 85% or so. This is a big generalization, Download All About Eve 1080p, but I think bankers push this ratio higher simply because it’s an easier way to grow interest income than doing all the hard work to get more low-cost deposits. It’s core deposits, not loans, that build value, and I didn’t appreciate that early in my career as much as I do today.

A kind of simplistic proof of the value of deposits is that banks typically trade at a premium on deposits but a discount on loans. Put another way, Download All About Eve for BlackBerry, properly priced deposits have zero downside, but even an appropriately priced loan can go bad.

  • For those of you coming to San Francisco for our Dinner, here is what people have said or written about our cool, gray city of love.  Columnist Herb Caen wrote “One day I’ll go to heaven and I’ll look around and say, it ain’t bad but it ain’t San Francisco .”  This is the logo of his daily column, something everyone absolutely had to read before starting the day.
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    j3 Download All About Eve for iPod, Mikhail Gorbachev  commented  “If I were your President, I would levy a tax on you for living in San Francisco!" and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane once said that "San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality."  President Taft called it “The City that knows how” and Oscar Wilde wrote that “Anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco .”

  • Our fair city has lots of hills, and William Saroyan once wrote “When you get tired of walking around in San Francisco , you can always lean against it.”  So wear nice shoes to our dinner but bring sneakers for walking around.
    By the way, Fisherman’s wharf is a bit too touristy, but the cable cars are fun, and the Wells Fargo Museum is a must, Download All About Eve HQ. It’s only 3-4 blocks from the Palace Hotel where our dinner is, and it tells the story of how Wells Fargo and the once-Wild west were so interconnected.  It’s on the 400 block of Montgomery , it’s free, and it’s worth seeing.

  • John Lennon said “Yoko and I are crazy about this city.  First time we came here, we walked the streets all day, Download All About Eve HD, all over town and nobody hassled us. People smiled, and we knew we could live here. We'd like to have an apartment here.  Los Angeles, Download All About Eve for iPod. That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco ." 

  • Everyone knows Mark Twain’s comment that “The coldest winter I ever spent was one summer in San Francisco ” and it’s true.  I’ve been sweltering in Chicago in 100 degree weather in the morning, and when I fly home and step into the cool, foggy summer night at SFO , I think to myself ”God, I love this city.”   
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  • I’ve had a love affair with San Francisco since I was a little boy sitting in the back of a station wagon when the whole family would drive into the City for dinner or a show.  Even when you’re really young, Download All About Eve IPOD, seeing the City from the Bay Bridge is magical. We live on the edge of the continent but we feel like we’re in the heart of the world. Download All About Eve for iPod, Welcome to our City.

  • Although I loved the lending side of banking, one of the most enjoyable parts of my career was handling the Treasury function. I think I did a decent job, but if I were to do it again, I’d place a little less emphasis on maximizing yield and little more on pure safety. The real point of an investment portfolio is to have liquidity, Download All About Eve DVD, not to make incremental income, but I wonder if I could have resisted the Wall Street salesmen when they were peddling those high-yielding Freddie Mac and FNMA preferreds.

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  • There were only three bank failures in all of 2007, and we’ve had already had 146 banks go under in 2010.  How many more banks will fail before the cycle turns?  One good measurement is the Texas Ratio, and when a bank’s number is over 100%, there’s a good probability it will fail.  There are 436 banks over 100%.  Most will fail.

The Oregon Ducks beat Cal on Saturday, and  you’ve never seen a team like Oregon . They didn’t have a single huddle all game. They finish a play, and bam, they’re right back on the line starting another one.    
The Ducks are 11-0 and are #1 in the polls. And did you know that their mascot is the only one ever designed by Walt Disney. Doesn’t it look like his style.

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