Too-big-to-fail: 10 largest U.S. banks

 

One of the major concerns supposedly addressed in the Dodd-Frank Act was that many banks had become “too-big-to-fail” and needed a taxpayer funded bailout in the heat of the financial crisis in 2008. Nearly two years since it was signed into law, questions and concerns still exist, particularly as they relate to the Volcker rule and trading losses at banks such as JPMorgan.

We wanted to see how banks actually are doing right now. Here are the 10 largest U.S. banks by assets in 2012 with a comparison to their size in 2008. You be the judge — did Dodd-Frank fix too-big-to-fail?

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