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Topic: Questions about "First Mariner Bank of Maryland"
opsguy19

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PostForum: Bank Implode-O-Meter   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:30 pm   Subject: Questions about "First Mariner Bank of Maryland"
I'm interested in what is going on with First Mariner Bank. I've read about their troubles in meeting Tier One capital levels. Efforts to raise capital during 2009 and 2010 have fallen short. I know t ...
Topic: What if -- there was no Implode-O-Meter?
opsguy19

Replies: 51
Views: 22077

PostForum: Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:08 am   Subject: Re: What if -- there was no Implode-O-Meter?
..........and then there is my personal favorite cliche : "We are well capitalized"

Generally spoken by a CEO a week prior to implosion.
Topic: Career Changes? What else Can We do?
opsguy19

Replies: 130
Views: 72519

PostForum: Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:38 am   Subject: Re: Career Changes? What else Can We do?
Most of my friends from the mortgage business have either gone to government jobs, or have shifted over to REO workout gigs in banks or small companies. Those that wanted to stay in sales are mostly i ...
Topic: What if -- there was no Implode-O-Meter?
opsguy19

Replies: 51
Views: 22077

PostForum: Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:17 am   Subject: Re: What if -- there was no Implode-O-Meter?
I'm basically out of the business with a Fed Gov job now. But I still check in on the biz. I still find the "News Discussion" thread a useful aggregation of news and opinion pieces. As the c ...
Topic: Strange stats compiled for this recession (NYT)
opsguy19

Replies: 1
Views: 978

PostForum: Finance & Economic Discussion Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:48 am   Subject: Strange stats compiled for this recession (NYT)
Are the differences in the historical data significant?



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/business/economy/07econ.html?_r=2&src=twt&twt=nytimes
Topic: A "4" handle on the DOW in our (near) future?
opsguy19

Replies: 27
Views: 10059

PostForum: Finance & Economic Discussion Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:14 am   Subject: Re: A "4" handle on the DOW in our (near) future?
It's seems as though the markets are a pure currency speculation play these days with little under pinning from fundamentals. My guess on the DOW, based on my guess of the "new normal" for ...
Topic: Stimulus not working
opsguy19

Replies: 4
Views: 1958

PostForum: Finance & Economic Discussion Forum   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: Stimulus not working
As a general rule, stimulus programs buy time. They are intended forestall rapid decline or collapse. Governments use them protect industries and whole countries. Other ways to prop up an industry is ...
Topic: Obama should listen to Paul Volcker
opsguy19

Replies: 0
Views: 1017

PostForum: Finance & Economic Discussion Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:18 am   Subject: Obama should listen to Paul Volcker
Mr. President, Paul Volcker is your most experienced adviser. This is good advice:


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/business/21volcker.html?hp
Topic: BOY IN BALLOON AIRCRAFT SOARS OUT-OF-CONTROL OVER COLORADO
opsguy19

Replies: 10
Views: 4927

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:22 am   Subject: Re: BOY IN BALLOON AIRCRAFT SOARS OUT-OF-CONTROL OVER COLORADO
1) The balloon was hardly inflated and too small to lift a cat, let alone a kid.

2) The way it fluttered around like a leaf indicated that there was no center of mass in this "craft".

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Topic: Pimco moves into stocks?
opsguy19

Replies: 3
Views: 1551

PostForum: Finance & Economic Discussion Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:51 am   Subject: Re: Pimco moves into stocks?
Isn't interesting that today the dollar stabilized a tad, and the DOW sank. How much of this "Bull Market" is dollar speculation "bull"?
 

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