TBTF Get TBTFer: Top 5 Banks Hold 95.7%, Or $221 Trillion, Of Outstanding Derivatives | ZeroHedge (Larger Pictures in Link) Exposure by bank: And the delusion that everyone is somehow hedged. To the tune of $230 trillion! Source: OCC See what happens when you bail out banks? They straighten up and fly right, why of course! Certainly they won't partake in more risky endeavors then their previous ones, granted that they don't have to pick up the tab when the losses come due. This is why we must remain vigilant and stand ready to provide more capital to banks, when need be.