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Bye-Bye, Bad Loans, Hello Big Bank Stocks

Sometimes, size really does matter. During the financial crisis the US government declared that 19 financial institutions were systemically important, or “too big to fail.” And they backed it up with the $700B Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). As a result, those 19 institutions can now benefit from a view that they have an implicit US Government guarantee. That perception lowers their risk profile and borrowing costs, delivering an immediate implied subsidy of as much as $83 billion a year.[1] The six largest banks control 67% of all U.S. banking assets, and Bank of America accounted for about a third of all business loans by itself last year. If these institutions were “too big to fail” back in 2008, then now they may be “too colossal to collapse.” And that could be a gigantic advantage. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
54.0% Retail Banks 24.3%
17.7% Wells Fargo & Company WFC 11.4%
14.3% U.S. Bancorp USB 23.3%
10.0% PNC Financial Services PNC 40.3%
6.0% BB&T Corporation BBT 26.2%
1.5% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 14.7%
1.2% KeyCorp KEY 51.4%
1.1% Regions Financial Corporation RF 49.7%
1.1% SunTrust Banks Inc. STI 38.8%
1.0% Fifth Third Bancorp FITB 36.7%
29.2% Financial Conglomerates 41.4%
15.7% JP Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 41.4%
5.8% Bank of America Corp BAC 62.3%
5.4% American Express Company AXP 24.3%
2.3% Citigroup Inc. C 28.7%
9.0% Investment Banks 47.0%
6.1% Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (The) GS 39.3%
2.8% Morgan Stanley MS 63.4%
4.0% Custodian Banks 23.1%
3.0% The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. BK 18.3%
1.0% State Street Corporation STT 37.9%
3.9% Insurance Providers 13.4%
2.9% American International Group Inc. AIG 11.9%
1.0% MetLife Inc. MET 18.0%

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