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Congress Bungles Fannie and Freddie Reform

A draft bill from Sens. Corker and Warner to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has serious flaws that could make the plan unworkable.

Why the Shareholder Rescue Never Comes

The recent vote to keep Jamie Dimon as CEO and chairman of JPMorgan shows why the corporate governance movement won't work when it comes to Big Banking.

The Fed’s Credibility Problem

Yes, hedge funds have been wrong about inflation and rising interest rates. But they aren't wrong that the Fed has a credibility problem.

Big Banks are Victims of Their Own Success

A new bi-partisan bill proposes to raise capital standards at the biggest banks. Their paid shills are whining but the arguments don't hold water.

Forever Blowing Bubbles

It's looking like we have moved from the crash to the bubble and skipped the economic recovery.

Why Risk Managers Should Be Spymasters

John Breit was a physicist who went to Wall Street and learned to throw out his math models. He managed risk for Merrill Lynch by developing sources of human intelligence on the trading desks and among the executives.

Lesson of JPMorgan’s Whale Trade: Nothing Was Learned

A devastating Senate report on JPMorgan's London Whale trading debacle reveals that banks and regulators have learned few if any lessons from the financial crisis.

Bank of America’s Legal Gambit: Keeping Reserves Low

A lawsuit over Bank of America's mortgage portfolio could cost the bank tens of billions more than it had planned, prompting critics to say the bank has not set aside enough for a settlement.

Jesse Eisinger

About The Trade

In this column, co-published with New York Times' DealBook, I monitor the financial markets to hold companies, executives and government officials accountable for their actions. Tips? Praise? Contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)