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He's the leading contender. Every Fed chairman in recent memory going back even to (Paul) Volcker went through the White House in one way or the other. ... It would certainly make sense.feedback
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Apr 25 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Christopher Whalen is associated, including U.S. and Germans. Most recently, Christopher Whalen has been quoted saying: “Goldman's been good at trading, but you're not going to hit that every quarter and you can't predict it. One or two trades can seriously affect your results every quarter. It's Jurassic Park – that's what you've got, and the big dinosaurs win.” in the article Wall Street on Goldman whiff: 'What the heck is going on?'.
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If you're a global investor, you want exposure to financials. You're not going to be going into Europe. There's no reason to own those names until we get clarity of what they're going to do.feedback

Regulation is clearly headed in the right direction after years of punitive punishment from Washington and sure margins are going to expand. It's just going to take time.feedback

Just having a Republican in the White House and ending the Spanish Inquisition of the [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] is going to be a big, big lift for the mortgage market.feedback

More, the prospect of higher interest rates and inflation could even herald the return of the bond vigilantes.feedback

The bond market's been in an induced coma. The central banks forced yields down and kind of put their foot on everybody's neck.feedback

I think we could see that next year, simply because there's so much suppressed demand. You can't underestimate the dramatic change in expectations that's occurred. ... It will be hard for him to get done what he wants to get done. However, it's just a really dramatic change from the punitive environment of low growth and over-regulation that we've had.feedback

Ill-considered public statements, whether made directly or on background to the news media, serve to erode confidence in markets and in specific financial institutions. We believe that political leaders who seek to obtain partisan political advantage by making such statements play a very dangerous game.feedback

Obviously, the German government is going to support their banks if they get in trouble, despite what rules they put in place.feedback

The Germans have to stop talking about this publicly unless they say, Yep, we got 'em, there is no issue here'. The concern is that the statements they did make were not helpful.feedback

It's exactly like what (former Treasury Secretary Henry) Paulson did with Citi ... It's a very analogous situation. Hopefully, the German government will take a page from that particular book and look at how the U.S. responded.feedback

The Germans have let this situation with banks fester for years, and unfortunately the guys at Deutsche have waited to settle their outstanding issues. They've always been this way.feedback

The thing that people forget is the EU has very, very strict rules on the book. The whole thing is no state assistance.feedback

When you go back and you look at the fact they were not able to deal with this in a timely way, even up until the present day, that's a big deal.feedback

If they have to change their internal culture, then I think that's going to have a ripple effect that's going to definitely affect the equity investors.feedback

You would be surprised at how good the bids for energy loans would be.feedback

Policymakers are not watching spreads. There is a liquidity problem – this is a near-term concern.feedback

It's an enormous sector. Given the size, I think it's appropriate to break it out. It makes a lot of sense. It should have happened a long time ago.feedback

Buffett has a lot of leverage because he owns a lot of stock. They don't want him to sell. It would take the stock down, so he can exercise significant influence on management.feedback

Mostly earnings are coming from cost cutting. The banks are being chased out of a lot of businesses because they just can't stay.feedback

Until the Brexit vote, the quarterly numbers were going to be better than the first.feedback

There's just not that many customers left. We're kind of in purgatory here.feedback

You're likely to see all of the big guys cutting staff.feedback

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