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Dick Bové: Lost Finance Jobs Are Gonna Stay That Way...FOREVER

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As you may have heard, various banks will be laying off a handful of employees in the coming weeks and months. Barclays, UBS, and Credit Suisse have already gotten started, and Goldman let go of some staff yesterday with plans to cut more in the future. While the news is surely distressing to those it directly affects, there are probably some people, who remained gainfully employed, that believe it's no big deal. What does Rochdale analyst Dick Bové think? Spoiler alert: he's not gonna mince words.

From: Richard Bove
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011
Subject: Dick Bove's Notes: Job Loss

The jobs being lost in New York’s financial industry will never come back.

Richard X. Bove

Sorry if you thought he was going to sugarcoat, which, if you know anything about Dick, you know he would never, under any circumstances, do. People come to him for no nonsense no frills exchanges of information and that's what they get.

And speaking of real talk, either Bove was trying to give Citi some of that with the below stated stock price, or he got confused in a stack of papers in his den.

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Dick Bové Reenters The Spotlight In Manner Befitting Dick Bové

When regular old bank analysts switch firms, people don't tend to make a big deal about it. Gardening leave is taken, contracts are signed, key cards are distributed, new business cards are printed. Sometimes you'll get an email address with updated contact information. That's usually it. Dick Bové, as you all know, however, is no regular bank analyst. Which is following his departure from Rochdale Securities, potential employers didn't interview him, he interviewed them, why his son/spokesman, Joe Bové sent out a press release announcing the final countdown to Bové Day, and why, when that blessed day arrived, it was celebrated with a three-course banquet and a little something called the Dick Bové Banking Manifesto.