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Is Deutsche Bank the next Lehman?

Looking back at the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008, it’s amazing how quickly it all happened.  In hindsight there were a few early-warning signs,  but the true scale of the disaster publicly unfolded only in the final moments before it became apparent that Lehman was doomed. First, for purposes of drawing a parallel, let’s re-cap the events of […]

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European Bank Kabuki Preview: Spoiler alert!

European banks are bracing themselves for another slap on the wrist and stern language, as the next round of sham “stress tests” begins.   We’re not quite sure who exactly is stressed, but our inkling is that it should be the taxpayers.  Thankfully, the ECB is hoping to avoid actually penalizing any banks by “prepping” them for the […]

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Europe’s solution: Would you believe $1.4 TRILLION in free money for banks?

Remember at the “end” of the financial crisis when everyone from Timothy Geithner to Barack Obama to assorted members of British Parliament promised that “Never again” would anyone need to hand trillions of dollars to bail-out banks?   That was just a one time thing, right? We’re all past that now. Right? Wrong.  Well, at least not […]

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