Stocks of the monoline credit card companies have held up better than those of most other financial services companies-though the monolines have been losing market share.

They have surely been hurt, but the monolines, so-called because cards are their overwhelming specialty, have been spared the worst punishment meted out to the financial sector by investors.

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