It remains to be seen if JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is truly close to shelling out $11 billion to settle crisis-era mortgage-backed security issues. But what does seem very clear is that there will be a settlement, and it will be big.

With that nine-figure settlement bouncing around in the media, JPMorgan's stock actually rose in the days following. In the video below, Fool banking analyst Matt Koppenheffer explains what the bank's investors -- and investors in competitors like Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE:C) -- should take away from this odd combination of events.

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