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So Why Did Capital One “Suddenly” Exit Mortgage Lending??

Last week, Capital One Financial (COF) announced that is was formally withdrawing from the residential mortgage loan market.  Some observers mistook this announcement for news, thinking that COF had actually been engaged in residential lending in a serious way.  Housing Wire, for example, reported that COF had “suddenly” exited the mortgage and home equity business. […]

Where There’s [Almost] “Blood In The Streets” In America Today…

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the spring of 1871 after a miserable defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, Paris plunged into a major crisis as local citizens revolted against the government. Financial markets went berserk as a result, and the prices of French government bonds plummeted. There’s an old story that an heir to […]

The Real Story Behind Goldman’s Q2 Trading Loss: How A $100M Gas Bet Went Awry

Goldman Sachs FICC-trading income was an unexpectedly ugly blemish on what was already a poor Q2 earnings report. And while the FDIC-backed hedge fund initially blamed the decline on lower trading revenues, lack of volatility and depressed client activity… … there was more to the story. The Wall Street Journal has uncovered what really happened: […]

“From Nukes To Terrorism”: Battered Investors Flee Risk For Safety Of Bonds And Gold

The global risk-off mood accelerated overnight on Trump “stability concerns”, coupled with fallout from the Spain terrorist attack and lingering North Korea tensions, even if the VIX is off its latest highs, trading just above 15. Investors fled into German and U.S. Treasury bonds and bought gold for the third day in a row, as […]

How Banks Hurt The Real Economy – FDIC’s Hoenig To Senate

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com,  "The real economy has little to gain, and much to lose.” When tighter regulations were imposed on the banks after the Financial Crisis, the largest among them, the very ones that threatened to bring down the financial system, began squealing. Those voices are now being heard by Congress, which […]

Caterpillar Lawyers Up: Hires Former Attorney General Barr Ahead Of Battle With Government

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 16, 2017 4:47 PM When two weeks ago various US agencies, among which the IRS, FDIC and Commerce Department, unexpectedly raided the company’s Peoria HQ to allegedly probe the company’s tax-evasive ways, CAT said not to worry and that it was all under control, or something like that. READ MORE The […]

“I’m Sorry We Had To Experience This Today”: Caterpillar CEO Apologizes Over Shock Raid

The market was caught offguard by yesterday’s dramatic raid of three Caterpillar offices, including its Peoria Headquarters, which reportedly included agents from the IRS, FDIC and Commerce Department, and sent the stock tumbling by the most in over half a year. The raid took place just one week after former CAT CEO Doug Oberhelman met […]

Federal Officials Are Searching Caterpillar’s Corporate Headquarters; Stock Plunges

According to the Journal Star, Federal officials have executed search warrants at three Caterpillar, Inc. facilities in the Tri-County Area — including the corporate headquarters — Thursday morning. Company officials confirmed the presence in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what the search was in regard to. A spokeswoman declined […]

Are Big Banks’ Dark Pools Behind The Run-Up In Bank Stock Prices?

Bankers have sold hundreds of millions of their own stock as the market has ripped higher post-election – more than in any year of the last decade…     Which makes us wonder – are big banks' dark pools behind the run-up in their own stocks? Submitted by Pam Martens and Russ Martens via WallStreetOnParade.com, […]