Are We Focusing too Much on the Stress Tests?


With the results of the Dodd-Frank round of stress tests having come out last week, and the CCAR stress test results today, The Motley Fool's financial analyst team has been covering these two sets of results extensively. But do these tests even matter? Are they too easy to be influential? In this video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer tells investors the true importance of the stress tests, and highlights the results of several of the big banks as examples.

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