The Fall of Bear Stearns

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM

If you haven't read the Kate Kelly's fantastic 3 part WSJ series about the Fall of Bear Stearns, you are missing out. (I cannot wait for the book!)

These are simply fascinating reading:

Part One: Missed Opportunities As the firm's fortunes spiraled downward, executives squabbled over raising capital and cutting its inventory of mortgages.
Part Two: Run on the Bank Executives believed they were about to turn a corner, but rumors and fear sent clients, trading partners and lenders fleeing.
Today: Deal or No Deal? The Fed pressured Bear Stearns to sell itself, but a misstep in the hastily drawn agreement nearly scuttled the deal.

Kudos to the WSJ editors for making the series available to the public.



Lost Opportunities Haunt Final Days of Bear Stearns
WSJ May 27, 2008; Page A1   

Fear, Rumors Touched Off  Fatal Run on Bear Stearns   
WSJ, May 28, 2008; Page A1

Bear Stearns Neared Collapse Twice in Frenzied Last Days
WSJ, May 29, 2008; Page A1

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Hey Barry,
Link problem at the top of page. Links right in citations at bottom.

Posted by: surya | May 29, 2008 12:28:53 PM

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