Sneak Peek at Weekend Reading

Here is a sneak peek at some links from my weekly Weekend Reading column over at

  • Settlement day approaches for Fannie/Freddie credit default swaps on Monday (FT)
  • The hottest banks for PE are those that offer vanilla checking, CD, and lending services  (IDD)
  • Credit Crunch Takes Bite Out of McDonald’s (Advertising Age)
  • James Grant thinks the Paulson bailout is more of the same bad medicine (Washington Post)
  • Market Turmoil Takes Costly Toll on Video Games (SiliconValley)
  • This has to be a joke: GSEs Still A Good Thing, Lew Ranieri Says (IDD)
  • IMF World Economic Outlook: Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries (IMF)