Weekend Reading: Banks Worried They Might Be Next

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One of the best week-in-review posts!

BY ERIC OWLES

dimon wallAfter JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion mortgage settlement emerged this week, Jamie Dimon held a conference call with analysts. “It could’ve been somebody else,” the bank’s chief executive said. Who is next on the list?

In a news analysis in The New York Times, Peter Eavis wrote that “there were plenty of other big subprime players — Countrywide Financial, Merrill Lynch and even foreign institutions like Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland among them.” Continue reading

Weekend Reading: Calm Before the Storm

The New York Times with an insightful review.

stuck_in_customs2WEEK IN REVIEW NOVEMBER 1, 2013  BY ERIC OWLES

[Editors’ note: Please do not read this if you are a junior banker at Goldman Sachs.]

Sit back and enjoy eating your children’s Halloween candy. Looking ahead to next week, we face possible settlements for JPMorgan Chase and Steven Cohen’s hedge fund as well as Twitter’s initial public offering. Continue reading