Citigroup: A Maneuver You Shouldn't Miss

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics around the investing world.

The world of Wall Street can be murky and confusing, partially on purpose. Recently, there was a $25 billion settlement involving the top five mortgage servicers, including Citigroup. Anand sees the settlement as a net good for investors and potential investors in Citigroup, but he highlights a maneuver Citigroup made that you shouldn't miss. It effectively allows Citi to have its cake and eat it, too.

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At the time this article was published Anand Chokkavelu owns shares of Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo and has created a covered strangle position in Wells Fargo.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendGoldman Sachs. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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