Mark B. sent me a terrifying infographic describing 9 banks’ derivative exposure:
The graphic starts with a single $100 bill:
Then the graphic visually describes the amount of cash necessary to cover different banks’ hedges:
I cut off the top of the image so that you won’t panic when you see how high this at-risk money is piled. Just a reminder: speak to your independent financial professional before withdrawing all your money from the bank and putting it into your mattress.
(BTW, this is a great infographic, but it’s not part of the contest because it’s not original. Sorry, Mark.)