The noose around Wall Street's neck is likely to tighten, no matter who is elected president.
Recent events have only increased the possibility that any hopes for banking regulatory relief are likely to go unfulfilled when the nation's 45th president takes office next January.
Deutsche Bank's capital crunch has rekindled fears over too-big-to-fail financial institutions. At the same time, Wells Fargo's illegal sales practices have stirred memories of big banks duping unwitting customers during the subprime mortgage boom.
What it likely adds up to is a toxic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.
"Look at Wells Fargo," Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said during a campaign stop Monday as the crowd hissed. "Really shocking, isn't it? One of the nation's biggest banks bullying thousands of employees into committing fraud against unsuspecting customers."
"It is outrageous that eight years after a cowboy culture on Wall Street wrecked our economy, we are still seeing powerful bankers playing fast and loose with the law," she added.
Republican Donald Trump has been less fiery in his rhetoric, in fact pledging to repeal the Dodd-Frank regulations that big banks have cast as the enemy. He has, though, labeled Wells Fargo as "stupid" and "greedy." He has avoided the Deutsche Bank issue; multiple press reports indicate that he has done considerable business with the German lender.