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No more business as usual for the Fed

Jun 29, 2023
Technology that can cause banks to fail overnight could force the Federal Reserve to upgrade its infrastructure, while continuing basic regulation to prevent failures from occurring in the first place.
Silicon Valley Bank's problems wouldn’t have been solved by an instant Fed bailout, said Wharton professor Itamar Drechsler.
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When should a bank be considered "too big to fail"?

Jun 16, 2023
A key oversight threshold was lower under the original Dodd-Frank Act. When the rules were relaxed, experts say the risks may have increased.
A customer stands outside Silicon Valley Bank's shuttered headquarters in March. Under the original Dodd-Frank Act, the bank would have been subject to stronger oversight.
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Regional banks still face challenges after bank runs

Jun 16, 2023
They've been operating under more scrutiny from the federal government and trying to manage the Federal Reserve's higher interest rates.
Silicon Valley Bank was one of the regional banks that failed earlier this year.
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Why Jamie Dimon is the CEO that bridges Wall Street and Washington

Emily Flitter of The New York Times explains how the head of JPMorgan became one of the key people trying to shore up the banking system.
"It's not like Jamie Dimon has dictatorial control over the situation the way John Pierpont Morgan Sr. did, but there are some incredible similarities," says New York Times reporter Emily Flitter. Above, the JPMorgan Chase CEO.
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After last month's bank failures, big banks' deposits are falling again

Apr 21, 2023
The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank had a lot of depositors worried about their own banks. While many moved their depositors to bigger institutions, bank deposits have been trending downward overall.
Up until the SVB and Signature Bank failures last month, banks had been losing deposits for about a year. Itamar Dreschler of the Wharton School said as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, banks hadn’t really been doing the same for depositors.
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A month after liquidity shock, how's banks' lending business looking?

Apr 6, 2023
A Dallas Fed survey found signs that banks are pulling back on loans. High rates may also be dampening interest among borrowers.
Deposits have been falling, and banks are "nervous about their own liquidity," says Mayra Rodriguez Valladares of MRV Associates.
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Could commercial real estate be the next shoe to drop at regional banks?

Mar 27, 2023
Analysts say there's no reason to panic, but the sinking values of commercial properties could make those banks' balance sheets look pretty bad.
 "The banks have $270 billion of commercial real estate loans coming due this year," said Matt Anderson, a managing director at Trepp Inc.
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Trying to explain the bank runs? The "takeconomy" might deserve some of the blame.

Mar 21, 2023
Many factors led to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, but content creator Kyla Scanlon says "social media risk" accelerated the slide.
Credit Suisse Chair Axel Lehmann blamed his bank's failure partly on a "social media storm." Content creator Kyla Scanlon highlights the role of social media in the instability that has jolted global finance.
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Oil prices are plummeting as the banking crisis unfolds

Mar 21, 2023
Trouble in the banking sector is scrambling expectations of how much oil the global economy needs right now.
Oil pumpjacks stand in the Inglewood Oil Field on in Los Angeles, California.
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Banks may become more selective about who gets loans

Mar 21, 2023
The collapse of SBV could lead to increased scrutiny around potential risks for banks.
After the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, financial institutions may become more selective about who gets loaned money.
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