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Is there risk to investors from banks in deep trouble?

*Barron's, by Jim McTague, November 30, 2009

”More Nasty Bank Surprises – Bank ‘bulloney.’

THERE’S GROWING EVIDENCE THAT THE CASE FOR buying financial stocks is larded with ‘bulloney.’  Recent indications are that bank regulators from the Treasury to the Federal Reserve to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and on to the state level remain in the dark about the quality of bank-loan portfolios — especially at small to midsize institutions.  An estimated 21 publicly traded banks that have received TARP injections are on the ropes, according to published reports.  The number likely will grow, leading to some nasty surprises for investors.”

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