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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

TARP: Looking for the Exit

by Calculated Risk on 6/02/2009 07:39:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Fed Said to Raise Standards for Banks’ TARP Repayment

Federal Reserve officials surprised bankers in the past week by demanding they raise specific amounts of new capital before repaying taxpayer funds, applying a more stringent assessment than the stress tests in May.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and American Express Co. were told they need to boost common equity ... Morgan Stanley was directed to raise more funds after already selling stock to cover its stress-test shortfall. One firm was told only yesterday ...
From the WSJ: Banks' Telethon Is Nearly Over
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, American Express Co. and regional bank KeyCorp said Tuesday they sold a combined $8.7 billion in common stock. That pushed the total ... to at least $65 billion since the [stress test] results were announced May 7.
This will be interesting next week. I don't expect to see BofA, Wells Fargo, Citi or GMAC on the list. Heck, GMAC was queued up at the FDIC lending facility today.