"They can't get rid of this rule fast enough," says a bank analyst of the FASB's progress toward...

|By:, SA News Editor

"They can't get rid of this rule fast enough," says a bank analyst of the FASB's progress toward eliminating the debt valuation adjustment (DVA) from bank earnings. The rule - which perversely adds to earnings as a bank's credit deteriorates (and subtracts from the bottom line as credit improves) - has been behind big whipsaws in reported numbers in recent quarters (Q3 will be no exception). "(It's) one of the more ridiculous concepts that's ever been invented in accounting," says Jamie Dimon.