Deutsche Bank – The Ultimate TBTF Bank (or G-SIB) With Total Assets 45.3% Of Economy

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Deutsche Bank is the poster child of “Too Big To Fail.” Its stock price has plummeted since before The Great Recession and never recovered. (Italian bank Unicredit is even worse!).

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Both Deutsche Bank and Unicredit are G-SIBs (Global Systemically Important Banks). But Deutsche Bank has the honor (or horror) of having  the highest total asset in percent of GDP of any bank at 45.3%.

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Think about that. With a fragile Eurozone, Brexit and … Italy, a Deutsche Bank failure could be disastrous for Germany. And the European banking system.

While Deutsche’s capital ratios seem fine, their net revenue growth of 2018 is projected to be -14.8%. 

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In you think a big bank like Deutsche Bank can’t fail and create global shock waves, remember that the Germans thought the WWII battleship Bismarck was unsinkable too. 

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