Wells Fargo’s Latest Quarterly Revenues Explode with Gains of Nearly 60%, But There’s a Catch

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The U.S. banking service provider crushed analyst estimates with a stellar quarterly performance which, however, was somewhat backed by the release of its credit loss reserves: the money meant for covering losses on loans in the event of defaults or nonpayments. The company’s stock dipped 1.6% shortly after the news.

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Leading U.S. Banks Set Aside Billions for Rainy Days and Project the Worst Is Yet to Come

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Last Tuesday, 13.07, three of the biggest banks in the United States—JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Co and Citigroup Inc—set aside a grand total of $28 billion to prepare for potential defaults on loans expected to rain from both individual and corporate clients. According to Bloomberg, the last time such an amount of money was set aside to deal with bad loans was during the Great Recession of 2008.

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