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"Years Of Silliness" Unwound Over Single Weekend

“I’ve been on Wall Street for many years, and I’ve never seen a weekend like this one,” said Michael Holland, 64, chairman and founder of New York-based Holland & Co. “We are unwinding what has been years of silliness in the financial markets, and the silliness is being vaporized as we speak, unfortunately with the stock price of a number of companies involved in it.”

Lehman Files For Chapter 11, BoA Buys Merrill Lynch

Lehman Files For Chapter 11, BoA Buys Merrill Lynch

Bankers worked hard over the weekend to prevent the American financial system from imploding.

  • Lehman filed for Chapter 11
  • Bank of America bought Merrlil Lynch
  • A special trading session was opened Sunday from 2-6pm to allow traders to try to unwind their positions
  • The Fed is expected to temporarily make it easier for banks to borrow from the government
  • European Central Banks stand ready to pump billions into the global market
  • Washington Mutual’s new CEO’s disclosure of further writedowns and setting aside of capital calmed investors and stemmed the massive selloff of its stock
Is Lehman About To Die?

Is Lehman About To Die?

UPDATE: Lehman Files For Chapter 11, BoA Buys Merril Lynch