Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

What Is The Correct “Number” to Buy Back Your Personal Freedom?

Posted By: James Altucher, founder and managing partner at Formula Capital
What is the correct “Number” to buy back your personal freedom? »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 2:44 PM ET

Bove: Put-Back Apocalypse Could Cost Banks More Than $150 Billion

Posted By: Ash Bennington
With new threats emerging to the housing and mortgage markets, investors have recently gotten jittery about bank stocks. I recently spoke to famed bank analyst Richard Bove to get his take on the mortgage mess. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 2:07 PM ET

Did Citigroup Just Flunk The First Put-Back Panic Conference Call?

Posted By: John Carney
Citigroup shares rallied following a third quarter earnings report that beat analysts expectations this morning, gaining back most the ground it lost in last week’s panic over put-back exposure. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:13 PM ET

Are Citi and JPMorgan Sharing The Same iPod?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
How are Citi and J.P. Morgan most alike these days? If you guessed unholy terror over potential putback litigation, good guess — but try again. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:08 PM ET

Fauxclosures and Put-Back Exposure Won’t Bring Us Back to 2008 All Over Again

Posted By: John Carney
Last week I argued that the worst fears about devastating put-back exposures at banks were overblown. Regardless of violations of representations and warranties banks made when they sold mortgage bonds, I think it is unlikely that banks will suddenly find themselves liable for financially-crippling levels of mortgage repurchases. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

Nicole Lapin's Short & Long List

Posted By: Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin, of CNBC's Worldwide Exchange, explains what she's long and what she's short this week. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

Mark Olson: Chance Of A Double Dip Just 10%

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
Investors are wrapping their arms around a lot more this earnings season besides the results. You have the "will they, won't they" debate on if the Fed does QE2, the "when" will the U.S. Treasury release their report declaring China as a "currency manipulator", the blossoming mortgage fiasco and come November third will there be any political will to tackle spending and cutting the deficit. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

JPMorgan: Foreclosure Process Can Be Fixed

Posted By: Kate Kelly
Foreclosure-process errors that lead to putbacks of questionable home loans could cost the banking industry up to $120 billion, according to a note J.P. Morgan sent to clients late Friday. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:09 AM ET

Mortgage Put-Back Exposure at H&R Block

Posted By: Lori Spechler
One stock that has missed the media spotlight so far in the latest foreclosure fiasco has been H&R Block. But, traders have not missed the fact that the tax preparer is exposed to mortgage put-backs. The stock was hit hard last week, down 9.7% or 45% year to date and the lowest level since Q1 2001. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:03 AM ET

Citi Put-Back Reserve Rises To $952 Million

Posted By: John Carney
Citigroup set aside a $322 million reserve for mortgage repurchases, the bank said in its quarterly earnings. »Read more

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