Buffett's Right About European Banks


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

Commenting on the state of banking recently, Warren Buffett said: "The American banking system is in fine shape. The European system was gasping for air a few months back." With the European Central Bank infusing more than $1 trillion into European banks with three-year loans at 1% interest rates, it's easy to see how the European banks are in more dire need these days. Anand agrees with Buffett and explains why he'd require a large margin of safety from Euro banks like National Bank of Greece, Banco Santander, and BBVA.

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