For the second year in a row, I tabulated the most popular postings from 2010 here at ToughTimesForLenders (TT4L).

Your favorite postings show ’10 as a transition year, with significant financial reform, continuous stress testing and important lessons learned – but topped with a more positive outlook for 2011.

I know: this probably is a strange experience – a lawyer actually listening for an answer instead of telling you the answer!  (Sadly, they don’t teach this in law school.)

So, here are the top 5 posts or topics selected by TT4L readers in ’10:

QUESTION: how would you rearrange this top 5 list? Or add something to it?

Please post your thoughts or comments below.

I’ll cover the second half of the top 10 in another posting.