What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this email manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you. The findings below may include more items from later in the week because they often overlap with items from earlier in the week. To emphasize, you can contact us if there is an item not included here for which you’d like to see the findings. Our goal, as always, is to focus on what matters and not on things that don’t. Items from Oct. 27 Germany: Deutsche Bank released third quarter data and surprisingly reported a net profit of $303 million in the quarter. That’s a notable improvement from the second quarter and goes against the expectations of many industry analysts. Finding: There is good news in this report. The Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio rose to 11.1 percent from 10.8 percent, and the disposal of Hua Xia Bank is expected to add an additional 40 to […]

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