In the video below, Fool contributor John Reeves takes a look at just how valuable it could be for the biggest banks in America to be considered "too big to fail."

John compares different studies arguing for and against the idea that just being viewed as too big to fail means banks can borrow at artificially low interest rates, which results in a de facto subsidy worth billions. John suggests that this is an effect big banks are looking to downplay. Could this effect actually be worth billions to the biggest banks, such as Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), and Citigroup (NYSE:C)?

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