Bank shareholders have no idea what kind of liability they're facing from the Libor probe....


Bank shareholders have no idea what kind of liability they're facing from the Libor probe. Barclays, for example, dropped 16% the day after being blindsided by a $451.4M regulatory fine. More than a dozen banks are being probed, are providing minimal disclosures and are probably failing to put enough funds in reserve for potential fines.

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  • Summer Sea
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    Mortgage brokers and bankers use the Libor as a standard to base their interest rates, determining their profit margin. If a home loan was issued using a bogus Libor rate then the mortgage document, signed by the lien holder and the homeowner is now based on fraudulent information. Now what??
    5 Jul 2012, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • zorn
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    What a mess, the pain for long investors continues. Maybe it's time to drop the financials. I think there are only a few of us still hanging on anyhow.
    7 Jul 2012, 02:39 AM Reply Like
  • zorn
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    It is sort of interesting to note that the traders on cnbc seam to be long on BAC. I venture to say only because they are not willing to sell at a loss. After all they have to answer to the clients.
    7 Jul 2012, 02:45 AM Reply Like
  • zorn
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    I can see a lot more litigation on the mortgage debacle coming out of this hoodwink. Summer Sea
    7 Jul 2012, 02:48 AM Reply Like
  • zorn
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    I will hold to the second Q. on BAC, after that all bets are off.
    7 Jul 2012, 02:51 AM Reply Like
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