Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes

At one point an injection of $500m in new capital looked possible, with Bear itself offering to lend an additional $1.5 billion. But the plan fell apart.

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Yet all six continue. at Bear Stearns, he oversaw the underwriting and securitization of subprime loans from Bear’s mortgage subsidiary EMC Mortgage Corp. His division oversaw the mortgage.

The worrisome subprime mortgage market should certainly continue to make headlines, as we watch Wall Street earnings. starting tuesday with GoldmanSachs , then Lehman reports Wednesday and Bear.

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Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes By the end of June, Merrill held $41 billion in subprime CDO and subprime mortgage bonds. Since the average deal is between $1 billion and $1.5 billion, and the AAA debt is around 80% of each deal, Merrill must have been buying nearly all the top-rated debt from dozens of CDOs.

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Merrill’s brokers, who make up the. 43, of Bear Stearns. U.S. banks and securities firms have collectively cut more than 76,000 jobs and taken about $240 billion in losses and writedowns since the.

Separately on Thursday, Goldman said the SEC had dropped an investigation into the firm’s role in selling a different $1.3 billion subprime. it could make a different determination, it said..

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This is not the idle chatter of permanent bears. The subprime mortgage collapse now hitting Bear Stearns may be just the start. Serious analysts from big investment firms are talking ominously.

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In its fraud case against Goldman Sachs, the SEC alleges Paulson’s firm handpicked mortgage securities that it thought would fail, hired Goldman to package and sell them to unwitting customers and.