Friday, May 08, 2009

Banks React Randomly to Stress Test Results

If you knew which banks were going to be given the increased capital requirements before the close yesterday, it would have probably hurt you. That is, banks under review are up about 7%, but Fifth Third is up 50%, and it was in the 'bad' half (it needs to book capital by 23% of current market cap).

Markets are very complicated. Caveat emptor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just read your "takedown" of Taleb via a link on clusterstock. Its brilliant, and quite frankly neccesary. Guy jumped the shark, and a couple stingrays as well. Thanks for writing it. David