The Fed launches its 2013 stress tests with a twist: Following the Fed's initial assessment,...

The Fed launches its 2013 stress tests with a twist: Following the Fed's initial assessment, tested financial institutions will have an opportunity to adjust downward any planned capital distributions before a final decision is made. This should help avoid any nasty, "ABC bank just failed its stress test" scenarios.

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  • youngman442002
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    Well they just eliminated the Basil rules for January...what stress now
    9 Nov 2012, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    That might actually lead banks to be more aggressive with the capital distribution plans, knowing that they can scale the plans back in the Fed says no.
    9 Nov 2012, 02:33 PM Reply Like
  • bearfund
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    ABC Bank failed its stress test?! Sell! SELL!
    9 Nov 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • whidbey
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    The stress tests are suspect in any case, no one knows the internal accounting machinations of the banks, except there are plenty. This is not the roll of government even in the case of TBTF. We need to keep our eye on what matters.
    11 Nov 2012, 07:14 PM Reply Like
  • Skull & Bones
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    The bank stress tests are a joke.......a circus sideshow designed to convince Main Street that they can trust the banks again. The next financial crisis will have all the TBTF banks sucking at the teat of the Fed in no time. Even after 4 years and multiple BILLIONS in free money from the Fed, these banks are little more than government sponsored zombie institutions that will eventually have to be sacrificed at the alter of unregulated capitalism.
    11 Nov 2012, 11:14 PM Reply Like
  • PalmDesertRat
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    bot some xlf today at 15.32
    14 Nov 2012, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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