A Bad Misstep by Citigroup

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Citigroup has been in a battle with Bank of America to avoid the media label of "worst in class." Unfortunately, its request to use capital for dividends or share buybacks caused it to fail one part of the most recent Federal Reserve stress test. Bank of America learned from its past mistake and avoided the bad publicity that is all Citi's own doing.

The financial heavies are getting a lot of press these days, and much of it is negative. But there's one small bank that's flying under the radar. It has some of the best operational numbers you'll ever see. The Motley Fool featured it in its brand-new free report: "The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying." We invite you to download a free copy. To find out the name of the bank Warren Buffett would probably be interested in if he could still invest in small banks, just click here.

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