Investors skittish about further losses in the financial industry have pounced on AIG , the beleaguered insurance company that has reported some of the biggest losses in the spreading credit crisis.
With Lehman Brothers running out of options this week, investors fear that AIG will be the next shoe to drop.
That's because the insurance giant faces billions in additional losses tied to policies that guarantee complex financial instruments which are, in turn, tied to home loans, whose values have plummeted.
If in fact, investors are correct, AIG could need to raise capital, which Freddie Mac , Fannie Mae and Lehman have demonstrated can be a vexing problem in the current market environment.
And that leads to our Fast Money Reader Poll.
> Investors Turn Gaze to AIG
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