Regional banks are worried about the Treasury secretary’s proposed “stress test,” Cramer said during Friday’s Stop Trading!. The plan, designed to show who needs government money and who doesn’t, has many firms doubting they’ll make the cut.
Timothy Geithner’s financial rescue plan, announced this week, seemed to have a bit of subtext to it, Cramer said, a between-the-lines message that not every bank will survive this crisis. Up until now, all financial institutions qualified for aid. But Geithner’s imposed limitation might be a way of saying, “Not everybody can make it.”