The Latest Bail Out – CIT

This piece of news is interesting not because it would impact on any investment strategy…but rather because we are in July 209 and the subprime crisis still haunts the US Treasury. The US government was simply forced to bail out one more bank – this time the smaller CIT bank was impacted. CIT’s problems surfaced two years ago due to […]

US Mortgages to Be Further Subsidized by the Government

The US Treasury Department is considering giving banks and investors billions of dollars in fresh incentives to modify troubled mortgages and save homeowners from foreclosure, sources familiar with official deliberations said. Under one scenario, investors in second liens would receive a cash payment if they agree to ease the terms of troubled loans and accept a smaller return on their […]