Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Market Insanity

Is Desperate American Express following in Lending Club’s Footsteps?

Like their brethren at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Square, American Express’s leaders think they can limit the risks from such lending with their detailed knowledge of spending habits. For example, Amex might extend more credit to a borrower, who only uses his credit card to pay for business supplies. The company deny credit to somebody who uses her card to pay off a bar tab or a casino.

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