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The next banking crisis: Commercial mortgages

Heard enough bad news about failing residential mortgages to last you a couple of lifetimes? Tired of headlines about huge losses at Citigroup and Bank of America? Cheer up. The subprime, alt-A, and prime home mortgage meltdowns are about to be blown off the front...

The banking "recovery" is less than it seems from earnings

We’ve got half a banking recovery. That’s not at all the same as being halfway through a banking recovery. What the second quarter results from Goldman Sachs (GS), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Bank of America (BAC) tell us is that profits from the...