Tuesday, November 25, 2008
FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile
-- Earnings for the industry dropped to $1.7 billion, 3rd quarter of 2007 the number was $27 billion
-- Industry coverage ratio drops to 0.85 (85 cents in loan loss reserves for each dollar of non-current loans)
-- THE DEPOSIT INSURANCE FUND RESERVE RATIO IS 0.76%. $34.6 billion held to insure $4,544 billion in deposits. The backstop is the Treasury and since the Treasury has no money (they borrow, $10 trillion in debt) any significant failures will increase our tax burden.
-- The FDIC is tracking 171 banks with $116 billion in assets that have significant operating issues.
-- Net charge offs total $69 billion through 9/30/08: banks have wiped these loans off the books. Remember, the money supply HAS to decrease by roughly $690 billion as a result.
Posted by MK at 1:04 PM