How Healthy Are Banks?

Last week the Federal Reserve issued a its annual overview of bank profits and balance sheets.  The bulletin overflows with charts and data about the health of the U.S. banking system.  Here are a few charts that particularly caught my eye:

The well-known collapse of the securitization market:

Fed MBS and ABS

The exposure of mediums-sized and small banks to commercial real estate:


The rising delinquency and charge-off rates for business loans:

Fed business delinquency

(ht: Torsten Slok)

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