Calculated Risk Blog's post
has some interesting charts of the bank failure history. How many bank failures should we expect for this year? CR isn't specific in his prediction:
My prediction is the FDIC will close more banks in 2010 than in 2009 (more than 140), but fewer banks than in 1989 - peak of the S&L crisis (534 banks).
I predicted 300, but based on February, it may be too high. Four banks failed yesterday
including La Jolla Bank. There was a very interesting note regarding a small Texsa bank that failed yesterday.