Traditional banking is taking its lumps right now as low interest rates are squeezing the margins that banks earn on their loans. In the video below, Motley Fool banking analyst Matt Koppenheffer discusses the importance of fee-based and investment-banking businesses in this environment.

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The article Big Banks Once Again Turn to Trading originally appeared on Fool.com.

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