Bank of America's (NYSE:BAC) pending $8.5 billion agreement with private investors had been a dark cloud over the stock for years, so why didn't the stock pop when the settlement was approved last Friday? In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson give their take on the big decision.

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