117 Percent Gain in KBW Bank Index Since Early March

The KBW Bank Sector (^BKX) is a capitalization-weighted index composed of 24 geographically diverse stocks representing national money center banks and leading regional institutions, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, etc. (see list here).

The bank index closed above 40 today for the first time since the first week of January, and jumped by 11.5% from yesterday’s close, and 20.7% over the last week. From the March 6 bottom, KBW Bank Index has increased by 117%.

About Mark J. Perry 262 Articles

Affiliation: University of Michigan

Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.

He holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Since 1997, Professor Perry has been a member of the Board of Scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research and public policy institute in Michigan.

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