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Percentage of Bad Loans by Size of Bank

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on Jun 11, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Percentage of Bad Loans by Size of Bank

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  • David Bean

    What this graph suggests to me is that the big banks created the confusion that they later profited from. I would like to see, but have not way knowing where to look, is a graph of the return of Credit Default Swap premiums to big banks and small banks. This is the sweet fruit that the banks have harvested from ours and our neighbor’s pain.

    This graph is telling, but gives just a taste. I imagine the bad loans are logged when they go bad, not when they are created by the banks years ealier. I bet the writing of such loans would have a hiccup after the credit constriction of September 2008. It would be good to understand how the big banks limited the community banks then. And ‘sub-prime’ , oh how I love that naming. It would be good to see who was involved in those.