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Financials In More Trouble Than You Think?

Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

With bank stocks continuing to underperform the broader market, are they actually in more trouble than we think?

Quite possibly.

With banks deeply unpopular among voters and an election nearing, FBR analyst Edward Mills tells Fast Money he's worried that as lawmakers draft financial regulation they’re more likely to take a hard stand.

And he's not alone. A growing number of analysts believe fin-reg may have sharp teeth.

They point to a handful of primary elections in which voters supported candidates who were tough on Wall Street; most notably the victory of Senator Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.

Lincoln is the author of a controversial proposal that would force banks to spin off their lucrative trading desks for over-the-counter derivatives, such as credit default swaps. She wants to ensure that trading of this sort -- widely criticized for aggravating the crisis -- does not drag down banks.

The sweeping bill would also set up a new protocol for dismantling troubled financial firms and avoiding bailouts like rescue of insurer AIG in 2008, while creating a new financial consumer watchdog and mandating higher bank capital standards.

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The headlines to watch for tomorrow, with Edward Mills, FBR analyst.

Even key Republicans who have tried to soften the bill for months appear to be resigned its passage. According to Republican Senator Richard Shelby it will "likely become law."

"Nobody believes the regulation will be a light touch regulation," says Mills on Fast Money. "It’s here and it’s going to be tough."

Approval is expected by early July.



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Trader disclosure: On June 10, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Kelly owns (GS) puts; Kelly owns (SPY) puts; Terranova owns (IPSU), (BX), (UDN), (PFE), (RSX), (TER), (AXP), (BMO), (BBY), (DIS), (XCO), (SWN), (GLD), (AAPL), (IPI), (SU), (V), (TEVA), (FXB), (CVS); Adami owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT)

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Barry Ritholtz|
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