- The Mark-to-Market Myth | The Baseline Scenario – «Investors and regulators are not idiots. They know what the accounting rules are. If banks claim they were forced to mark their assets down to “fire-sale” prices, investors can look at the facts themselves and apply any upward corrections they want. Now that banks will be able to mark their assets up to prices based solely on their own models, investors will the downward corrections they want»;
- Zero Hedge | Why Despite FASB’s Efforts To The Opposite, MTM Change Is A Non-Event – «Bank assets are going bad at a 3% annual rate while the rate of pre-provision earning is 2.5% for the industry, that is loans are going bad faster than banks earn money.
Looks like the FASB just sold they souls for pennies on the dollar»