The DC Today - Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Episode 577: The DC Today - Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Do not miss yesterday’s special Dividend Cafe on the implosion of Silicon Valley Bank and what it all means for you. In the meantime, a weird market day, and I have a few things to say.

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Today's Post -

ASK DAVID “What do all these things happening with Silicon Valley Bank and the FDIC mean for small and regional banks? Are those banks going to have to pay even more in deposit rates to lure and retain banking customers?”

~ Dave

That is certainly a concern, yes – that even with FDIC protection and solvency issues addressed, the smaller banks may be forced to really punish their own margins with punitive levels of interest paid on deposits. I personally believe the next few days are critical to getting a feel for what the aftermath will mean for regional and small banks. I expect there may be a better answer for “super regionals” and a worse answer for “community/small” banks, but both customer sentiment and policy ramifications are still in the TBD phase. Moody’s did put six good-sized regional banks on review for a credit rating downgrade, citing the level of uninsured deposits and mark-to-market losses in their asset portfolios. But at this time, there has been no need for these banks to sell hold-to-maturity assets.

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David Bahnsen

David Bahnsen

David is the Founder, Managing Partner, and the Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group.

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