Tag Archive for Commercial Banks

Surviving the investment bank killing zone – Reuters

Investment banking faces a shakeout and only large commercial players and boutiques offering outstanding service will survive and prosper, the head of emerging markets banking specialist Renaissance Group told Reuters. Investment banks are undergoing wrenching change as weak financial markets force companies to pull back on raising capital and striking deals, cutting the flow of…

Liquidity Stagnant as Fed Sits on Hands, US Market Health Dependent On European Bank Diarrhea

Liquidity indications were mixed last week, with the Fed still not doing much while foreign central banks were net sellers (see Treasury update). Commercial banks started dumping Treasuries again, but their non-Treasury/non-GSE trading accounts did uptick against a bearish trend. The big plus was again bank inflows which surged massively. Meanwhile the FOMC statement was…

You Can Have One or The Other But Not Both

Liquidity indications were mixed this week, with the Fed still not doing much while foreign central banks were net sellers (see Treasury update). Commercial banks at least stopped dumping Treasuries but they are liquidating their trading accounts. The big plus was again bank inflows although they were not at the panic levels seen last week.…