``... what did the markets do? They rewarded Citi. In early trading in New York, shares were up 4%. What is going on? Several things. One is relief that the settlement was not bigger still: it has been widely reported that the Department of Justice had set out looking for $10 billion. That said, analysts had been expecting a lower settlement, so the number was surely not that much of a surprise. Instead, what the market is really rewarding is certainty. ''

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