Posts tagged ‘the Fed’

Increased Bank Capital Requirements – Some Investors Love It, Some Hate It



On 9 December, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released a notice of proposed rule-making (NPR) that would require the largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels even further. Specifically, this new capital requirement will be tied to a bank’s “systemic risk profile.” That’s a fancy way…

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What the Fed Said, or, What You Heard Isn’t What I Meant



I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. Alan Greenspan said it, but it certainly captures what current Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, has to be thinking. In his efforts to be open and transparent, Bernanke has…

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