bank stocks

Banks On Sale

My bank stock portfolio was comfortably in the black, with a solid 2.5% dividend yield at year-end. My have times changed. Before I begin, I feel compelled to disclose that […]


A Bank Analyst Makes Recommendations. I Make a List.

What should you look for in a bank stock? How should I know? I’m not a financial advisor. I would have to take a test to prove that I am […]


Are Banks Overvalued?

July 31, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

The S&P 500 Bank Index is up 41% in one year. US Regional Banks’ price-earnings multiple was 16.6x and price to tangible book value was over 2x (see chart). So […]


What Did a Trump Victory Do To Bank Stocks?

November 11, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

The S&P 500 futures plunged during November 8th’s vote count when Donald Trump started pulling ahead. The nosedive gave the news media, who could hardly bare to report good news […]


Say It Ain’t So Doug! Square 1 Bank Sells to PacWest

March 7, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

In the name of head scratchers, Square 1 Financial of Durham, NC, one of the most successful startup banks in a generation, is turning over the keys to PacWest, a […]


Where will banks get their next dollar of capital?

August 29, 2012 | Jeff For Banks

Retained earnings. I make a living helping financial institutions be as profitable as feasible. Why? To perpetuate their business model. This is how I feed my family. But profits have […]