This U.S. Bank Is About to Relive the 2008 Derivatives Nightmare

by Michael E. Lewitt, Special Contributor
Money Morning

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) – with its stock now trading at a 30-year low – was recently called the world’s riskiest financial institution by the International Monetary Fund. Better late than never…

In a last-ditch effort to save itself, DB is trying to dump a bucket load of credit derivatives – the murky, risky financial instruments that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

You would think no one would buy these weapons of financial mass destruction… but you’d be wrong.

In a staggeringly stupid move, the American bank I’m telling you about today has gone on a derivatives shopping spree, eagerly taking credit default swaps off the hands of failing Eurozone banks like DB and Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE ADR: CS).

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