Friday, 1 February 2008

How big will sub prime be?

Since the beginning of 2007, banks and securities firms have written off $146 billion.

About $550 billion of subprime loans will reset before 2009.

What else is out there? Does anybody know?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Around 13 percent of subprime is defaulting. Assuming 13 percent of 2008 resets go bad, that would take out $70 billion. I know these things are not directly comparable, but that is about half of the bush fiscal stimulus.

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