BofA and others easily pass stress tests


Bank of America's (BAC +0.7%) Tier 1 common capital ratio would remain above the regulatory minimum, falling to 9.2% by mid-2015 in the "severely adverse scenario" of its self-administered stress test, which - like Citigroup and Goldman - models for a number of Armageddon-like scenarios with the exception of one: sharply higher interest rates. Is the Fed really that omnipotent?

The Fed's own stress test results - the CCARs - are due in March of next year.

BofA's Mid-Cycle Stress Test Results.

Earlier: Citigroup and Goldman.

More: Keycorp (KEY) says it will come in at 10%, Capital One (COF) at 12.5%.

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  • bbro
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    These stress tests are very informative and quite useful..the problem has been in the past that it has required a financial journalist to do some serious homework .Most don't want or can't do it.
    16 Sep 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • minecanary
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    I'd say the problem is telling the truth. Same second sentence.
    16 Sep 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    I'm with you, min; why should we be surprised they all passed, when they can pretty much make the numbers up as they go along?
    17 Sep 2013, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    "Armageddon-like scenarios with the exception of one: sharply higher interest rates. "

     

    Wonder what nominal GDP growth would be??
    16 Sep 2013, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • Brian Bobbitt
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    "Trust me, everything is okay. "
    A line taken from the captain of the Titanic
    Capt. Brian
    The Lost Navigator
    16 Sep 2013, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Go figure. TBTF banks also think it's great to gamble themselves rather than loan it nowadays too. They all pass the stress test because they rightly assume that they will get bailed out if they lose any big gamble. Talk about free rolling on the taxpayer's buck.
    17 Sep 2013, 03:47 AM Reply Like
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