The Fed released transcripts from a 2004 meeting this week, and Calculated Risk notes that they mentioned a possible housing bubble, but didn't take it much farther. "Just showing the rent-to-price ratio I think would have been somewhat misleading; it's really that gap that we think is the meaningful measure of valuation. And it looks somewhat rich, taking account of the fact that inter
The American University School and MSNBC have created a tool for tracking the "troubled asset ratio" for banks, the blog Calculated Risk notes. "According to BankTracker, the national median troubled-asset ratio is 13 (a percentage of Tier 1 Capital plus Loan Loss Reserves). The most recent bank failure, Geor
Calculated Risk takes a look at the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund. "The recently released FDIC Q2 Quarterly Banking Profile showed that the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) balance had fallen to $10.4 billion or 0.22% of insured deposits as of June 30th."