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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  Series:Central Banker 

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Agriculture banks are outperforming their peers, but how long will it last?

With soaring commodity prices and farmland values in recent years, banks with an agricultural focus (where at least 25 percent of total loans are production and farmland loans) have outperformed their community bank peers. Find out what risks agriculture banks may face.
Central Banker , Issue Fall

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Underwriting on subprime mortgages: what really happened?

How did poor underwriting bring about the collapse of the subprime mortgage market? More importantly, how would subprime mortgages perform if underwriting standards did not deteriorate?
Central Banker , Issue Win

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More signs of improvement for District, peer banks

Central Banker , Issue Fall

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Central view: on the \\"too big to fail\\" debate: implications of the Dodd-Frank Act

It is common knowledge that the banking industry has become increasingly consolidated over the past 25 years. In 1990, prior to a number of banking law changes, the nation housed around 12,500 charters. Today, there are roughly 6,000 charters, with consolidated assets of the top 10 U.S. banking firms representing approximately 64 percent of U.S. banking assets. Without question, operations of these large firms magnified the financial crisis, emphasizing their systemic importance. The resulting landmark legislation?the Dodd-Frank Act?is intended to reduce systemic risk and, ultimately, end ...
Central Banker , Issue Summer

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Can the U.S. achieve long-run fiscal sustainability?

Central Banker , Issue Summer

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Trends in OREO: community banks still have a long way to go

Since the third quarter of 2011, OREO levels at community banks in the District and nationwide have declined. However, the current volume of these properties is much higher than what it was before the start of the financial crisis, indicating that such banks have a long way to go before OREO levels return to what they were before the financial crisis.
Central Banker , Issue Winter

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Most community banks will pay lower premiums under FDIC assessment rules

Find out why community banks will benefit from the new FDIC assessment base as called for under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Central Banker , Issue Summer

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Earliest indicator of bank failure is deterioration in earnings

In general, the reasons for bank failures today are the same as failures in the past.
Central Banker , Issue Spring

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Mapping the Global Shadow Banking System

Central Banker , Issue Winter

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A mixed bag for District, peer banks

Central Banker , Issue Win

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