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16. Which of the following best completes the passage below?

As long as savings deposits are insured by the government, depositors will have no incentive to evaluate the financial strength of a savings bank. Yield alone will influence their choice of bank. To attract deposits, banks will be forced to offer the highest possible interest rates. And since paying higher rates inevitably strains the financial strength of a bank, ______

(A) the government will be forced o impose limitations on interest rates
(B) deposit insurance will ultimately lead to the financial weakening of many banks
(C) savers will be forced to choose between deposit insurance and higher interest rates
(D) deposits will tend to go to the banks with the greatest financial strength
(E) bank profits will tend to rise to ever-higher levels

aint sure which way the author's poistion is moving in the argument....

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I'll go with B

but not very clear what argument wants to position

What's the OA?

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IMO A

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prasun84 wrote:
16. Which of the following best completes the passage below?

As long as savings deposits are insured by the government, depositors will have no incentive to evaluate the financial strength of a savings bank. Yield alone will influence their choice of bank. To attract deposits, banks will be forced to offer the highest possible interest rates. And since paying higher rates inevitably strains the financial strength of a bank, ______

(A) the government will be forced o impose limitations on interest rates
(B) deposit insurance will ultimately lead to the financial weakening of many banks
(C) savers will be forced to choose between deposit insurance and higher interest rates
(D) deposits will tend to go to the banks with the greatest financial strength
(E) bank profits will tend to rise to ever-higher levels

aint sure which way the author's poistion is moving in the argument....


IMO B.

This Q reminded me of the sentence completion from GRE, which I took about 10 years ago. Any way here is my 2 cents. look at the sentence that needs to be filled and imagine what would logically follow.

And since paying higher rates inevitably strains the financial strength of a bank

If some one is paying higher interest rate for the money he/she borrowed, what will happen?

they will go bankrupt soon as principal stays the same and interest gets compounded if they don't pay whole interest every term. As the banks are under stress, they will NOT make money. If you look at the root cause its the depositors insurance that lead to the chain of events.

DI -> lack of incentive to verify bank's strength = only care about yield -> more stress on bank to get customers -> offer HI's -> increases banks' financial stress -> results in failure/difficult situations for banks

Hence B

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B for me too...

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+1 for that...
i was torn between A and B..
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prasun84 wrote:
16. Which of the following best completes the passage below?

As long as savings deposits are insured by the government, depositors will have no incentive to evaluate the financial strength of a savings bank. Yield alone will influence their choice of bank. To attract deposits, banks will be forced to offer the highest possible interest rates. And since paying higher rates inevitably strains the financial strength of a bank, ______

(A) the government will be forced o impose limitations on interest rates
(B) deposit insurance will ultimately lead to the financial weakening of many banks
(C) savers will be forced to choose between deposit insurance and higher interest rates
(D) deposits will tend to go to the banks with the greatest financial strength
(E) bank profits will tend to rise to ever-higher levels

aint sure which way the author's poistion is moving in the argument....


IMO B.

This Q reminded me of the sentence completion from GRE, which I took about 10 years ago. Any way here is my 2 cents. look at the sentence that needs to be filled and imagine what would logically follow.

And since paying higher rates inevitably strains the financial strength of a bank

If some one is paying higher interest rate for the money he/she borrowed, what will happen?

they will go bankrupt soon as principal stays the same and interest gets compounded if they don't pay whole interest every term. As the banks are under stress, they will NOT make money. If you look at the root cause its the depositors insurance that lead to the chain of events.

DI -> lack of incentive to verify bank's strength = only care about yield -> more stress on bank to get customers -> offer HI's -> increases banks' financial stress -> results in failure/difficult situations for banks

Hence B

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