Are Banks a Buy?

LONDON -- The financial sector has been dealt yet another blow. This time, big bank Barclays (NYSE: BCS  ) is making headlines with its involvement in the latest LIBOR scandal. In today's feature, David Kuo and Nate Weisshaar examine whether investors should jump ship or give Barclays and other banks a spot in their portfolios.

Also up for discussion today are Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG  ) and Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN.L  ) .

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David owns shares in Barclays, but neither he nor Nate owns any of the other companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares in Standard Chartered. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Standard Chartered. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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