Stress Test Shows 29 of 30 Banks Meet or Top Capital Target
The Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests found 29 of the 30 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and still pay dividends, fueling speculation about which firms will win approval next week to raise payouts.
For Big Banks, It’s a Case of Bill Gross vs. Gundlach, KBW, et al
In the case of Too Big to Fail vs. Market Expectations, it looks like negative market expectations are winning out against the big U.S. banks.
Banks Set for Better Year?
The KBW Bank Index fell 25% in 2011, while the KBW Regional Banking Index lost 7%.