Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes

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Bear Stearns’ liquidity pool started at $18.1 billion on March 10 and then plummeted to $2 billion on March 13. Its paper value peaked at $1.6 million in 2005. The Federal Reserve offers $29 billion to back JPMorgan Chase"s buyout of the 85-year-old investment bank Bear Stearns.

With the clouds gathering over the housing market (not to.Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes In this excerpt from his upcoming book "House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street," William Cohan, looks back to the spring of 2007 when Bear stearns traders ray cioffi and matthew tannin lost roughly.

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Bear Stearns, bitten badly by the housing crash, is short more than $1 billion on subprime mortgage securities — a big bet by the investment bank that the woes that have driven a historic.

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Yet they continued to buy these mortgages and throw. The government took on most of the rest, in order to make the acquisitions happen. Chase got to buy Bear Stearns with $29 billion in Fed.

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Even after management became aware of the risk of subprime mortgages, Fuld continued. [Bear Stearns] in the same breath as [Lehman Brothers] should go fungoo themselves," among other choice nuggets.

Why Buffett Will Never Buy GE & Economist Dr. Lacy Hunt Households likely to deleverage debt with underwater mortgage defaults: Report Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes This is not the idle chatter of permanent bears. The subprime mortgage collapse now hitting Bear Stearns may be just the start.

To get things rolling, Merrill makes $1 billion available to the collateral manager, taking a fee of 1.5% to 2%, or $15 million to $20 million. The collateral manager uses the balance to purchase bonds backed by pools of subprime mortgages (known as "subprime mortgage ABS," for asset-backed securities) issued by Wall Street firms, including.