BANKTHINK

Stress Testing the Stress Tests

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Stress Relief: As banks announced a wave of dividend increases and stock repurchase plans after getting their stress test marks from the Fed, an article in the Times foregrounded criticism that the capital payouts are too much and too soon. Luminaries, including Stanford's Anat Admati, denounced the central bank for irresponsibility and appeasement, and faulted the process for failing to reckon with potentially nightmarish legal liabilities. In the Journal, an article focused…

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