Updated Saturday, October 25, 2014 as of 11:39 PM ET

Big Risks in Bank Dividends?

Up until the last decade, banks were viewed as stable (and even boring) businesses that threw off lots of cash that could be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends. But during the financial crisis, banks caused plenty of pain for investors who held their shares in hopes of getting a dividend payout.

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Comments (1)
Derivatives are really a cause of concern and have time and again led to a financial crisis and a destabiliser to bank safety. Further, many derivatives are not plain vanilla but exotic products requiring exotic valuations. You cannot crete something out of nothing. I completely agree with Warren Buffet's statement" Derivatives are finacial weapons of mass destruction"
Posted by KIMMY B | Monday, February 10 2014 at 12:20PM ET
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