Category Archives: Banking

The Week Ahead: Trump’s Euro Trip & US bank results – FT

The FT’s Vanessa Kortekaas highlights the key stories to watch in the week ahead, including US President Donald Trump’s long-awaited visit to the UK, a Nato summit and US banking results.

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TOTD: Derivatives Per Capita

Deutsche Bank has lost 80% of its value in five years. Fortunately, it is a regional bank–focusing on the orb we call Earth–and only have $50 trillion in derivatives–$50,000 for every man, woman, and child on that orb. No problem: … Continue reading

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Swan Watch: Deutsche Bank Tanks

The markets are about €0.53 away from having a Jackie Moon moment when Deutsche Bank’s stock becomes a single digit midget (non-p.c., my bad).  As per September 2016, when it traded single digits for a few nanoseconds,  we are not … Continue reading

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Macro Swan Watch: Deutsche Bank, Again

Deutsche Bank (DB) stock is approaching single digits again.   Watch this space.  In 2016,  DB traded with a single digit handle for a few seconds before, we suspect, the monetary authorities stepped in. When a “too big to fail” (TBTF) … Continue reading

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Europe’s Bad Debts Still Haunt The Euro Banks

Looks like the new “Iron Curtain” in Europe is the non-performing loans (NPLs)  in each country’s banking system.    Greece and Italy stand out. For European banks, it’s a headache that just won’t go away: the 944 billion euros ($1.17 … Continue reading

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FinTech Investment By Top U.S. Banks

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IMF calls for China banks to boost capital buffers – FT

The IMF has called on China’s banks to strengthen their capital buffers beyond global rule requirements in order to fortify themselves against the risk of an economic shock. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs  

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COTD: The United States of Unicorns

Key insights about the companies in this map: Collectively, US unicorns are worth approximately $360B. Combined, these companies have raised just over $73B. After California, New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois, the next-highest unicorn populations are found in Utah (with four) and Florida … Continue reading

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COTD: China’s Financial System

. China’s financial system consists of six major entities: The People’s Bank of China, governments, commercial banks, financial institutions, enterprises, and individuals. The People’s Bank of China is a national bank, invested by the government. Though the People’s Bank of … Continue reading

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Week Ahead — Brexit outlook, Nike results – FT

Fallout from Brexit, results for athletic clothing maker Nike and voting for Australia’s national election. Seb Morton-Clark takes a look at some of the top stories for the coming week. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs (click … Continue reading

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