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  • nobankersplease nobankersplease Jun 11, 2012 9:56 AM Flag


    Ok, greengrass, I will need to break it down for you. First you are probably just another username for Stil, Norm, etc. We have seen this all from you before. We know you love this company regardless of how poorly it performs. And why, because you were a "30 year employee" That just about says it all, another mediocre employee with decades of tenure in a mediocre company. Just put in your years and come out on the other end with a pension. They used to call that "working for the company store." Or in today's lexicon, it is like working for the government. Be a good boy, get patted on the head and we will take care of you, just don't show any initiative or rock the boat, ok?.

    The fact is BB&T had no clue about how any of the securitizations worked, CDSs, CLOs, CDOs, NIM transactions. Zero. Zilch, Nada. And they did not want to know because that would entail hiring a huge cadre of expensive bankers that would unmask what a bunch of hayseeds they all are. But if someone came to them with an exotic way to lower the taxes paid at the corporate level, they were more than willing to swallow that hook line and sinker without knowing at all what they were gettign into.

    If you recall back in '09 one of the bank analysts asked BB&T on a earnings call why they were not gobbling up all these distressed banks and the reply was "we don't know how to value their assets." Now if they are so smart, and not just lucky, they would not have ever said that.

    And as far as growing the bank from humble beginnings, so what? I have seen companies do that all the time, just use your stock currency. Big deal

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