Entries Tagged as 'Accounting'

MNC Special: Mark to Market Controversy - 8 articles

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Suspending Mark To Market Accounting: The Tale Of Two Cows - John Carney - Let’s go to the cows.You have two cows.You write down on a piece of paper that the cows are worth $100 each.You notice the cows are on fire.Your paper still says $100.  …  more …BusinessInsider @ Clusterstock 

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Tags: Accounting · Mortgage Market

MortgageNewsClips: Daine Swonk, MTM, In the Cave, Seattle is Short, Amherst Report, 5 Biggest, Geithner’s Hole, By A Thread, Next Leg, Millennials Cut Back, Reverse Fraud, Brother Knows Best, Greenspan Defends Fed

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Inside the Sausage Factory: A Perspective on Policy Decisions from D.C. - by Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
end of MTM? -  Bernanke: We need improvements to fair value rules - Crisis has ‘revealed some shocking gaps’ in regulatory oversight, he added - By Ronald D. Orol - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben […]

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MortgageNewsClips: Accounting BS, Bernanke on MTM, Women Disappear, Forward Looking, FDIC 2, Cash Offers, A Better Fix, Reverse Limits Up, Slicing Bloc, Prieur has 23 Videos, Seniors and Housing

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments


WORTH READING: shows accounting bs -  The End of the Credit Crisis - Alex Trias - seeking alpha

Bernanke suggests mark-to-market revisions for illiquid assets - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says mark-to-market accounting rules are “a good principle in general” but that accounting-standards groups should figure out a better way to value assets that aren’t […]

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MortgageNewsClips: Rich Fall Behind, Simple Plan, John Hussman, Annaly on Prepays, FHFA Report plus Lawler on Mods, Get Specific, TARP Down 55%, Duke Speech, Vinny Catalano, WW Taxpayers Think?, Harvard Hard Times

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

VIDEO:  In The Know: Are America’s Rich Falling Behind The Super-Rich? -   Panelists discuss a new study showing the gap between the wealthy and the absurdly wealthy is widening, and how we can help the merely rich catch up. - TheOnion.com - thanks John Cervarich
A Simple Plan:  Market’s View of Stimulus - The market doesn’t […]

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MortgageNewsClips: Q&A Obama Plan, Reversion Pain, Relief for Bankers, Fair Value, MBIA Stand Alone, Carrots and Sticks, Tom Brown on 60 Minutes, GSE Shareholders, Whitney Says Dividend Cut, 21 Videos from Prieur, SEC - CIA, Reverse Calculator, Most - Least, Rick Biggs 3 Ideas

February 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Good Q&A: How the Obama plan will affect homeowners- The new programs are available to people who aren’t yet behind on their payments. - By Maura Reynolds - Los Angeles Times 

1.  Vitaliy Katsenelson: The pain of mean reversion - Posted by Prieur du Plessis - Investment Postcards from Cape Town 
2.  21 Videos - great summary […]

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MortgageNewsClips: Stabilizing, Way Off Base, Moodys Slashes MIs, Show Me the Note, Barclays Cuts EquiFirst, Bove Back, Proprietary Reverse, Stimulate Me, Kill the Bond Holder, Useless, Greenspan 2, Ira Has 2

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Housing Market May Be Stabilizing - Joseph Rosta - It could take a lot more government prodding and pushing, but there are signs that the housing market is nearly done collapsing and may now start treading recessionary waters. - US Banker

1.  Barron’s on Mark-to-Market Accounting: Way Off Base  - The problem isn’t that banks own […]

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