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Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) - The common stock is attractively valued, despite challenging market conditions. Free research report for 3Q 08 results.

In 3Q 08, Credit Suisse Group’s (Credit Suisse) net revenues declined y-o-y, with non-interest income falling well short of our expectations. The bottom-line also deteriorated sharply, reflecting tough conditions in global financial markets, which eroded trading income and led to higher provisions for credit losses. Nevertheless [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:09:03

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Using the Madoff Options Strategy ? Seriously.

What’s the difference between Bernard Madoff and a solid stock-picker using a similar options strategy as Mr. Madoff advertised? In terms of returns, not all that much, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. Derivatives analysts at Credit Suisse tried to figure out how a good portfolio manager using the so-called “split [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 10:32:00

UBS, Credit Suisse: Swiss Bank Shorts Worth 30%

Vikram Pandit is not the only bank CEO who is trying desperately to find that tricky balance between contraction and shareholder value; ... -supermarket model. Shares of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB ... will have to follow suit shortly. The problem UBS and Credit Suisse confront is that (a) a fair proportion [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:18:17

Someone at Credit Suisse has a wicked sense of humor

It really is a thing of beauty (via Bloomberg): Credit Suisse Group AG's investment bank has found a new way to reduce the risk of losses from ... bonuses. The bank will use leveraged loans and commercial mortgage- backed debt, some of the securities ... compensation packages, people familiar with the matter said. The new policy applies only to managin [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 22:08:35

No Strip Club For Gilroy :(

Despite the hopes for a Gilroy strip club expressed last week, it seems Gilroyans hoping to observe topless women (and tip them for the priviledge) ... adult entertainment facilities” on the premises. Credit Suisse filed the so-called declaration ... that I support Home Depot and Credit Suisse in this case.  It is exactly these sorts of “declaration [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:35:21

Wall Street Bonuses: Are Junk Bonds Illegal?

Credit Suisse yesterday announced a bonus plan for 2008 that, depending on whom you ask, is either brilliant, or heartless, or heartlessly brilliant ... loan blows up. Devalued debt is actually an investment opportunity right now–private-equity firms, including that of Nelson Peltz, are investing in distressed debt. Credit Suisse has marked the debt [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 13:35:00

How to Deleverage Balance Sheets

Bouncing around trading desks: Credit Suisse is using a novel approach to deleverage its balance sheet…using its illiquid assets to pay bonuses; ... its real! Credit Suisse Group AG’s investment bank has found a new way to reduce the risk of losses ... bonuses. The bank will use leveraged loans and commercial mortgage- backed debt [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 19:00:02

McAfee: Credit Suisse Cuts Rating; Prefers Check Point

Credit Suisse’s Paul Winslow this morning cut his rating on McAfee (MFE) to Neutral from Outperform, asserting that earnings upside in coming quarters will be limited. Winslow notes that his bullish [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 15:33:13

Wachovia (WB): Still Too Much Crap On Balance Sheet For Anyone To Buy It

wachovia_logo.jpg Credit Suisse cuts estimates on Wachovia (WB) after that mind-boggling $9 billion write-off. It also says the worsening credit crisis and WB's mortgage-ladened balance sheet will keep buyers ... book. A review of potential non-core asset sales is in the very early stages. But Credit Suisse [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 14:51:31

Credit Suisse brokers take Auction Rate Securities fraud to new depths

Credit Suisse brokers take Auction Rate Securities fraud to new depths Posted Sep 4th 2008 9:48AM by Peter Cohan Filed under: Products and services, ... up student loan securitizer -- as they sold investors their most toxic Collateralized Debt [more...]

Date: 2008-09-04 14:15:09

UBS to compensate CEO for Credit Suisse options

ZURICH, Sept 27 - Swiss bank UBS AG agreed to compensate Oswald Gruebel for options from former employer Credit Suisse Group AG he sacrificed to avoid a conflict of interest when he joined as chief executive. 'UBS and Mr Gruebel came to an agreeme ... [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 12:29:09

Mortgage Resets: Have We Been in The Eye of the Hurricane?

We originally published the main body of this story in mid-June this year, and are reprising it now as the chart below from Credit Suisse’s chart is making the rounds again, given there is talk that the monetary authorities are considering halting quantitative easing operations (i.e. printing money). We may have gotten through the last 6 months, thanks largely to the Fed’s QE induced liquidity, which fuelled a very strong rally off the March lows. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 10:54:21

Credit Suisse: Covered Bonds are “Fantastic Source of Money for Banks”

    September 29 marked the second day in a row that the Wall Street Journal online has run a story on the covered bonds boom. The theme of the second article (by Mark Brown of Dow Jones Newswires ) is that there are “no signs of a slowdown,” even after last week’s huge Jumbo issuance, which might have been expected to cause a lull. READ MORE>> http://www.coveredbondinvestor.com/news/credit-suisse-covered-bonds-are-fantastic-source-money-banks-0 [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 17:04:33

PC Demand Up..And Windows 7 Isn’t Even Available Yet

Credit Suisse analysts reported that desktop and laptop PC sales were up in July and August, in advance of the expected increase in sales when Windows 7 launches.  Normally consumers like to tie their purchases in with the launch of a new OS as they dont’ want to pay for an upgrade or do an upgrade themselves.  However, the marketing of free Windows 7 upgrades once it launches on October 22nd seem to be working, with users getting their chequebooks out now. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 04:21:48

Credit Suisse: “Crashing the Bailout Party; December Sales Pace Seen 10.0 - 10.3M”

The analysts at Credit Suisse (CS) get no points for predicting the continued cratering of the U.S. car market full report after the jump . But one has to wonder just what in the Hell GM [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 18:36:30

Tsunami of Swiss, European visitors to our Leroy Parris – CLICO articles

Hundreds of Swiss and other continental visitors are arriving at Barbados Free Press to read our articles dealing with CLICO and Leroy Parris. The trend started early last night and started to taper off about 11am Bridgetown, which is 5pm in Zurich, Switzerland where many (but not all) of the visitors originate. While most arrive through various Swiss and European telecom companies, a sizable number indicate the in-house networks of “UBS AG” and “Credit Suisse”. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 16:23:32

Tom Ford Plans Womenswear Line

Drapers reports that Tom Ford is seeking a $50 million investment to launch a womenswear line. The eponymous luxury label from the ex-Gucci creative director is looking for an investment of $50m (&30.5m) or more in a process managed by Credit Suisse, according to Reuters' private equity website peHUB. Tom Ford International currently sells menswear and men's and women's eyewear and fragrances through four standalone stores and several wholesale sites. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 17:41:00

Recent Financial Blog Posts

3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips) ... is amazing Consumer Credit Counseling Service, CCCS, NFCC, and National Foundation for Credit ... Endowment Style Portfolios for December 2008 Preliminary Credit Suisse Indices for December 2008 Nine [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 23:23:15

GM Proves There Is an Alternative to Bailouts

One of the top U.S. business stories Monday involved a Credit Suisse analyst predicting that ] could go to zero in its restructuring process. Which would mean that over $2bn of equity value could be wiped out as debt restructuring could ... , creditors would agree to haircuts on their principal.Which would reduce the debt burden and help [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 15:30:21

Open Government-Washington Style

Over the last several years, I have written an awful lot about open government at the state and local level, both at this site and at the old blog ... officer, was head of the Export-Import Bank of the US since 2005, and before that was at Credit Suisse, where he specialized in real estate banking…Don McLellan…TARP’s Capital Purchase Program Manager… [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 13:06:59

Press Releases: 09/25/09

CNBC (1) CNBC PRESENTS “EXECUTIVE VISION,” A FIVE-PART PRIMETIME GLOBAL SERIES EXPLORING THE ART OF LEADERSHIP Series Hosted by CNBC’s Melissa Francis and Simon Hobbs and Sponsored By Credit Suisse “Executive Vision” Is Tailored For Today’s Leaders, Future Leaders, Companies And Governments Seeking Visionary Guidance ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 19:29:42

Yahoo: So Much For The Honeymoon

Yahoo (YHOO) shareholders seem unmoved by yesterday’s news that former Autodesk chief Carol Bartz is taking over as CEO from Jerry Yang and that ... on various strategic and operational choices.” Spencer Wang, Credit Suisse: “Her experience…while [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:30:28

Deals of the Day: Good Riddance to 2008

Today in Bailouts Everyone gets a car: General Motors sweetened customer incentives a day after the federal government committed $6 billion to ... , I don’t know.’” That is true of so many thing. Vanity Fair Mergers & Acquisitions Credit Suisse [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 12:01:16

Deals of the Day: Good Riddance to 2008

Today in Bailouts Everyone gets a car: General Motors sweetened customer incentives a day after the federal government committed $6 billion to ... , I don’t know.’” That is true of so many thing. Vanity Fair Mergers & Acquisitions Credit Suisse [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 10:43:00

What’s the Feeling Over at Blackstone?

The plot thickens. The SEC has charged a London-based managing director at Blackstone group with fraud in connection with insider trading of ... to that. Before joining Blackstone, Chakrapani’s “worked at Credit Suisse First Boston advising AT&amp [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 07:13:03

Five Reasons: Why Questions about Steve Jobs Persist

The investing community is exhaling after the announcement that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a treatable condition that is causing weight ... of Monday’s session. In commentary, analysts at Credit Suisse said it was “unfortunate that Mr. Jobs [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 15:43:07

London City airport to bid for Gatwick

London City airport to bid for Gatwick Posted by:europe 1 minute ago • Discuss Global Infrastructure Partners, ... a multibillion dollar fund part owned by Credit Suisse and General Electric, is understood to have formed a consortium that will bid 2 billion pounds for Gatwick, the Tags london city [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:08:19

Options Traders Volatility Bets Suggest Stock Rally Will Resume

I assume readers know that I am a pretty skeptical sort, and don't expect a lasting stock market recovery until the fat lady sings ( ... on expected swings rose to the highest in 21 years, according to data compiled by Credit Suisse Group AG [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 07:15:01

Unexpected Early Housing Recovery? | How To List REOs | Realtor REO Coaching and Training

Realtors….you are going to LOVE THIS……spring is almost here and I have some Fantastic news for you… In some markets, ... out of this mess…. Foreclosures continue to rise, and Credit Suisse estimates 8.1 million more of them [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 22:15:06

Credit Suisse: ‘09 U.S. Car Production at 10.6m Units

*  Light vehicle sales tumbled 18% in 2008, to 13.2 million units from 16.1 million in 2007, with the selling rate deteriorating significantly in the second half of the year, finishing with a barely-breathing 10.3 million SAAR in Q4. * Sadly, it looks like 2009 will be even worse than 2008. Our latest forecast for 2009 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 14:23:44

The End of the Financial World As We Know It (and I feel fine)

The entire OpEd section of the Sunday New York Times has been taken over by an article jointly written by Michael Lewis and David Einhorn, ... at Deutsche Bank; and one of his predecessors became a managing director for Credit Suisse before [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 13:43:34

Announcing FsCheck 0.4

It's been a month and a half since the last release of FsCheck. Time for an update!Major changes:Rewrote the back end using typeclasses ... by Howard Mansell and team at Credit Suisse. Most of the implementation was done by Neil Mitchell [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 22:18:00

Stop building to help housing prices recover?

So many plans and ideas are being floated to repair the country's economic situation. David Reilly of the Wall St ... to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000 in October, according to Credit Suisse. Housing [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 19:37:46

How to Rebuild the SEC

The portions of Michael Lewis and David Einhorn's NYT op-ed that Noam Scheiber highlights are really worth sharing ... counsel at Deutsche Bank; and one of his predecessors became a managing director for Credit Suisse [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 17:00:26

No, Madoff Never Turned Down Money

Part of the story about the Madoff Ponzi scheme was that Madoff created this elusive, difficult-to-become-a-member club ... . But the one that intrigued me most came from Credit Suisse, when that firm and its analysts looked [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:00:26

Rio Tinto Reported Iron Ore Production 4Q Tumbled 18 Percent

Global mining giant Rio Tinto said Thursday iron ore production tumbled 18 percent in the fourth quarter as steel and other manufacturers curtailed ... demand for metals used in everything from housing to electronics. Credit Suisse analyst Jeremy Gray [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 18:48:59

Deal of the Day: Bonus Time at Credit Suisse?Woohoo?

Deals of the Day, compiled by Stephen Grocer and Heidi N ... Freres to help sell its trading operations. WSJ Related: NPR reports that Eliot Spitzer’s name ... The biggest Ponzi scheme: Madoff or the British government? The U.K. government continues to issue [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 14:56:14

Apple: The Street Debates What To Do With The Stock

There’s quite ahttp://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/01/15/google-shutting-down-some-smaller-services/ debate raging on the Street this ... . Credit Suisse’s Bill Shope advises watching Intuit chairman and Apple director Bill Campbell [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:31:18

No, Madoff Never Really Turned Down Money

Part of the story about the Madoff Ponzi scheme was that Madoff created this elusive, difficult-to-become-a-member club ... came from Credit Suisse, when that firm and its analysts looked into Madoff’s investments, and came [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:00:26

BofA?s Acquisition of Merrill Lynch: From Good to Worse

If Bank of America did not know how much trouble it was taking on in the Merrill Lynch acquisition, it was the only one ... to the MER transaction combined with the thin core capital levels at BAC,” Credit Suisse analysts wrote [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:05:00

in Investing With everyone tsk-tsking the Madoff scandal -- the amount lost, the after-the-fact obviousness, ... to Morgan Stanley to Credit Suisse and beyond -- offer a platform to these managers. Their managed [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 18:32:35

Secondary Sources: Stimulus, Loan-Modification Data, 2009 Choices

A roundup of economic news from around the Web. Stimulate Private Investment: Writing for the Journal, ... Dubitsky, the head of asset-backed securities research at Credit Suisse who probably knows [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 16:30:54

Why Might a Madoff Plea Deal Take Place?

Fascinating conversation today over lunch today.  It was held under Chatham House Rules, ... ; Sources: Credit Suisse Urged Clients to Dump Madoff Funds Cynthia Cotts, Katherine Burton and Elena [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:36:40

Fun with Exchange-Traded Funds

Fun with Exchange-Traded Funds Last Thursday, Ian Salisbury's "Fund Track" item in the Journal included the following nugget: ... of Something Genuinely Important (Unnecessarily Long Name Subcategory) ELEMENTS Credit Suisse Global [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 21:22:26

Aberdeen to Open Sao Paulo Office to Tap Into `Huge Potential' in ...

Aberdeen Asset Management Plc,Scotland's largest money manager, is opening an office in Brazilafter increasing its Latin American equity holdings by a thirdwith the purchase of Credit Suisse Group AG's funds unit. Nick Robinson, who helps manage abo ... [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 20:45:31

Semi Cap Equipment: Bracing For A Miserable 2009

If you thought 2008 was a rotten year for the semiconductor capital equipment sector, wait until you get a load of 2009 ... has come to bottom fish in the group. Credit Suisse’s Satya Kumar this morning writes [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 16:01:13

Treasury Official Interviewing for Fed Job

David McCormick, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for international affairs, ... banking business of Credit Suisse and Terrence Checki, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 14:35:00

David Lereah profiled in WSJ

Former National Association of Realtors chief economist David Lereah is profiled in The Wall Street Journal ... bottom," says Ivy Zelman, former housing-market analyst at Credit Suisse and now head of her own [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 13:00:00

Stock Market Update: Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)

Analysts with Credit Suisse provided a bit of background on the surge in trading activity, and offered a few reasons that might explain some of the rising interest. The wounded leaders of the financial sector: Citigroup… [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 13:50:48

European banks drag down regional stock markets

This is what the Obama administration is probably going to face for the US markets as well as the banks once again reach out for assistance because ... and Credit Suisse down 6.5 percent. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 08:42:01

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