Friday, March 06, 2009


It's hard to know exactly how to read these stories as there's this kind of pass the buck game going on between BoA and Merrill.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One Merrill Lynch trader apparently gambled away more than $120 million in the currency markets. Others seemingly lost hundreds of millions on tricky credit derivatives.

But somehow all this red ink did not spill into plain view until after Merrill earmarked billions for bonuses and staggered into the arms of Bank of America.