Ategra Blog

And Then There Were Two

As the mania around the U.S. presidential election escalates, let’s be realistic. No matter who is the next President, his...

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Pain in the Deposit

Imagine a United States mostly poor.  If the sun rose in the West, would there be a San Francisco Post...

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Trouble in the Oil Patch

This title is borrowed from a former partner, Arnold Danielson, who wrote a terrific history of modern American banking titled Consolidation...

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2016 Outlook

As interest rate cycles go, it’s been a long one, and a 25 basis point increase is not a clear...

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Deposit Wars

Deposits are the raison d’etre for the banking industry.  The business exists to use the liquid savings of the nation...

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Federal Reserve to Please No One

In the Washington area, we live in a fairy land.  The credit crisis spawned a massive increase in government expenditure. ...

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Correction or Flash Crash?

In the past several days in US equity markets, the tension thickened and suddenly the air was sucked out.  A...

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Why Banks in a Peak Market

It is all too easy to forget the most elemental principle when investing money. A stock mutual fund manager must...

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