AIG IS too big to fail

Reading Time: < 1 minute At least that’s what Fed chairman Bernenke and Treasury secretary Paulson think, and the congress and president agree with them. But how about the shareholders and we the tax payers? The AIG shareholders are almost wiped out (slightly better than Fannie and Freddie), and the price tag is $85 billion for now. So summary, the… Continue reading AIG IS too big to fail

The great bailout of Fannie Freddie

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update, according to WSJ) The deal in summary: the US treasury dept. will put up to 200 billion ($100 billion each) to support the mortgages loss from Fannie and Freddie; the treasury will buy $1 billlon of preferred shares for 10% divivend, the preferred are senior to all other preferred previously issued (I believe all… Continue reading The great bailout of Fannie Freddie

A wipe out story from mitbbs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Original link here. Some discussions at trader1688. I don’t know even if Warren can come back from this one. Just like in soccer, when you are 0:10 and have 10 minutes left, basically even Maradona (wiki: Diego Maradona) can not help. That’s why we don’t want to “all in” (in this case, use margin) when… Continue reading A wipe out story from mitbbs