The results of the Federal Reserve's latest stress tests presented rather positive results showing that the banking industry is stronger than it was before the financial crisis and that it can withstand market shocks. 30 out of the 33 banks that passed the tests will be distributing a whopping $96bn of payouts to shareholders. This can in turn raise consumer trust in the banking industry and it's ability to absorb potential losses if the markets take a turn for the worst again.