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How Did Banks Behave When The Fed Last Hiked Rates?

When the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates from June 2004 to July 2006, there were distinct behavior patterns at banks. Investors today should understand how banks reacted as a new era of rate hikes have already begun since December 2015.

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As IPOs Heat Up, This Texas Bank Wants In

Bank stocks have rallied since last November’s presidential election. Now, a lender created from the rubble of the financial crisis will test investors’ appetite for new bank shares.

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Loan Growth Expectations

The FIG Partners Research Team expects loan growth estimates to remain strong through year-end 2017 and 2018. We believe that it may become increasingly important to be selective on which banks can execute on their loan growth estimates vs. stocks that are simply “riding the wave” with all other public financial institutions.

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C&I Loan Growth Slows

The FIG Research team discovered a routine difference between actual growth in both C&I loans and total loans and the Fed’s estimates.

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Most Stable Shares O/S

Which banks have consistently held their share count flat over the past decade and are not “overcapitalized” institutions?

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Listen Up! Labor Day Can Be “Deal Day”

Since 1990, 187 bank merger transactions were announced during the first eight days of September, covering the Labor Day Weekend. Could 2016 be a repeat of past activity? Rest and relax this weekend, but keep your eye on the news headlines early next week.

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