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“WAMU Loan Fraud Should Have Been Easily Detected”

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 14th, 2011 10:16 AM |

I have long believed and written extensively that I thought our nation experienced extensive fraud in the mortgage origination industry in the first decade of this century. That fraud was then conveyed throughout our markets and economy via the securitization process on Wall Street. Many people, divisions, departments and firms profited along the way while regulators were negligent, incompetent, or both.

While only a select few individuals in the mortgage origination industry have paid any type of price for engaging and promoting this fraud, our nation as a whole has paid a very heavy and steep price. I find this reality to be reprehensible and hold our nation’s banking regulators in contempt for allowing this gross injustice to transpire. Even to this day the banks and mortgage servicers involved in the initial fraud and having engaged in ongoing abusive business practices are poised to get a slap on the wrist and little more for their practices. (more…)

Going “All In”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 26th, 2009 10:59 AM |

The government yesterday released the specifics of the Bank Stress Test to be undertaken by the 19 major banking institutions in our country. Those details in conjunction with the testimony provided this week by Treasury Secretary Geithner and Fed chair Bernanke provide a very clear signal as to the government’s approach to our economic problems. In my estimation they are clearly indicating they are going “all in!”

Before we get to the market reactions, allow me to share insights from a highly regarded bank analyst and then comment myself. 

Most analysts and economists view the government’s worst case scenarios under the bank test as not much more severe than what many already expect. I’m an optimist by nature but live by the mantra of hope for the best, prepare for the worst. The market will discount the government’s worst case. (more…)






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