FDIC Bank Failure Watch List: Leading or Lagging Indicator?
The FDIC produces the FDIC bank failure watch list every Friday at 7:00p.m. As of April 24th there were 29 failed banks in 2009. There were only 25 failed banks in 2008! If this trend holds true we should have 85 to 90 bank failures in 2009! A 350% increase in bank failures in 2009