Archive for the ‘Bloomberg’ Category

Your Tax Dollars at Work – For Prudential!

June 18, 2009

It seems the TALF money we the people so graciously provided to Prudential Financial Inc. is allowing them to turn a “very strong” profit. Nice for them.

Bloomberg reports the story here.


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Commercial Real Estate: Billionaire Real Estate Investor Sam Zell Claims Talk of CRE Collapse Overblown. Watch the Interview Here.

June 16, 2009

Sam Zell made himself a billionaire by investing in real estate and he thinks all the talk of a meltdown in commercial real estate is a bit overblown. Watch below as Betty Liu of Bloomberg interviews Mr. Zell. His insights are welcomed and valuable.

Click here to view the video.

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The Hartford & The Principal Group Vulnerable to Commercial Mortgage Problems as Downgrades Force Write-downs

March 1, 2009

Readers of this blog understand that insurance companies will be disproportionately affected by a downturn in the value of commercial mortgage paper. Bloomberg has analyzed the holdings of some of the insurance big-boys and reports that The Hartford and Principal are the most vulnerable.  


The whole world ought to be praying that we dodge the commercial mortgage bullet. A melt-down in commercial mortgage paper before we are recovered from the residential debacle would be more than devastating it might be catastrophic.  


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From First to Worst; Ken Heebner bet wrong on banking stocks in 2008

January 6, 2009

Ken Heebner’s CGM Focus Fund had incredible performance in 2007. Fortunate shareholders enjoyed returns of 80%. But that was then; in 2008 Heebner sold energy and bet wrong on banks. He lost over 60% each in Bank of America and Citi. Ouch!


How the mighty have fallen. For 2008 Mr. Heebner Fund was ranked in the bottom 96% of all similarly managed funds.

Bloomberg has information on Heebner and other falling stars including Harry Lang over at Fideltiy whose Megellan Fund lost 49% in ’08.

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Commercial Mortgage Paper; The Investment Everyone Was Afraid of is Paying Off for Those Brave Enough to Buy

January 3, 2009

It turns out that commercial mortgage bonds are actually out-performing both investment grade corporate debt and Fannie & Freddie notes. As the debt market improves, due to an up-tick in confidence, it is commercial mortgage paper that is leading the way.

Who knows if the increase in confidence will prove warranted, but it is interesting, none-the-less, that the most feared paper is (for now) among the most profitable. has more details and some interesting data.

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Barclays Warns of Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies

December 4, 2008

Bloomberg is reporting that Barclays has joined the chorus warning the financial world about the weakening commercial mortgage bond market. The analyst is different but the narrative is the same; commercial mortgage delinquencies will rise, defaults will rise, foreclosures will rise, property values will fall, the economy will get worse causing more delinquencies, defaults and foreclosure…

Braclays is a little late to the pity party but misery loves company and they don’t call it “conventional wisdom” for nothing.

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