Lehman's Clients Moving To Protect Themselves From Firm Failure

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by The Kin, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Daal


    what is the evidence there?the article doesn't show any
  2. The stock price?
  3. Here ya go (if you can't be arsed creating an NP login):

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    Available: Yes


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  4. m22au



    I posted this yesterday in another forum:


    On Deck: Lehman

    Lehman(LEH) preferreds are now offered in size at 17%.

    Washington Mutual (WM) CDS are trading around the 30% level.

    Me thinks LEH is next.

    And if you own the preferreds, you can expect... zero.

    The best case is that the company sells its good assets and ends up a carcase. Meanwhile, most of my Street contacts won't trade with 'em.

    Does anyone have a link to this Minyanville article?

  5. Daal


    I would like to see evidence that customers are pulling out. LEH has $600b of liabilities on the balance sheet, not all of this is due quickly but I'm extremely skeptical that they can handle a pullout even with a fed window(that demands collateral posting)
    I think the fed will strip out collateral requirements and lend freely in order to stop a run
  6. Au Revoir!




    Auf wiedersehen!

  7. I doubt money is leaving Lehman en masse, but more likely money has been moved into a different type of 'protected' account (can't recall the term at this second)
    The stock price tells the story.
    #10     Sep 11, 2008