Bank Failures Due To Spike?

 |  Includes: IDMCQ, KRE, PJB, RKH, XLF
by: Colin Peterson

A bank failure - particularly the failure of a large bank for reasons that are not idiosyncratic - should sound alarm bells in the brain of anyone who knows the statistical distribution of bank failures. (Click chart to enlarge.)

Prediction: the chart will soon have another spike of bank failures.

One other observation: the FDIC is going to use up a huge chunk of its capital paying IndyMac claims. Expect them to raise deposit insurance premiums for other banks. This means even lower profits for banks.