The CRASH Commeth! Reuters: Fed tells its 5 Member-Banks to prep, to stave off coming collapse!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 17:07
Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators directed five of the country's biggest banks, including Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the banks could not count on government help.
By Rick Rothacker
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:41am EDT
The two-year-old program, which has been largely secret until now, is in addition to the "living wills" the banks crafted to help regulators dismantle them if they actually do fail. It shows how hard regulators are working to ensure that banks have plans for worst-case scenarios and can act rationally in times of distress.
Officials like Lehman Brothers former Chief Executive Dick Fuld have been criticized for having been too hesitant to take bold steps to solve their banks' problems during the financial crisis.
According to documents obtained by Reuters, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency first directed five banks - which also include Citigroup Inc,, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co - to come up with these "recovery plans" in May 2010.
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Posted by Lew Rockwell on August 10, 2012 11:41 AM
Like adopting 100% reserves? Nope. The inherently bankrupt will stay that way, until—no matter what this article claims—they need a few trillion from the Fed.