The Federal Reserve decided yesterday to boost the confidence of the U.S banks and actually the overall banking system by applying Stress Tests to the nations 31 largest U.S banks to in fact test their loan portfolios against a deep recession and ensure accordingly that enough capital is available in case of endured losses mainly to ease the fears recently created regarding a highly forecasted severe and dangerous risk that will affect and weight on the banks creditworthiness or even have it deteriorated as a result of the recent EU ongoing, unstable and unsolved debt crisis.