Here's my question for the assembled multitudes:

How much has this entire credit issue dinged Bear Stearns?
Has their Reputation been badly stained?
What about their Liquidity and Creditworthiness?
What other liabilities are on their books we may be unaware of?
Can they still attract and retain top talent?

I do not know the answers to any of these questions . . .

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Bear Stearns, Daily Chart, One Year


Disclosure: And for the record, neither I, nor my firm or its clients, has any position, long or short, in Bear Stearns .

What say ye?

Source: Open Thread: Bear Stearns