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Overview: Banking sector summary

Shaurya Priya

Must-know: An overview of the Banking sector (Part 14 of 14)

(Continued from Part 13)

Summary of the Banking sector

In this series we learned about the basics of banking. We got a perspective about the current situation by looking at the past. We learned about the industry structure and the banking landscape. We learned about the different types of banks, how they earn their revenue, and their major expenses. We also learned about the risks associated with different types of banks and how the CAMELS framework would help us. We also looked at the main methods of valuing a bank. Finally, we looked at what the future holds for the Banking sector.

We hope that with this series you would have formed a basic idea about banks and the banking sector. In the coming days and months we will delve deeper into all the aspects we discussed here. We will also look at some of the large individual banks in more detail. We’ll learn more about indicators that are helpful when analyzing banks. We’ll keep ourselves informed about the banking industry.

In the coming years, banks will need to focus on evolving and re-energizing themselves to stay ahead of the game. Bigger banks like JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Well Fargo (WFC), and Citibank ( C ) have already started the process while smaller banks which are a part of an exchange-traded fund (or ETF) like the iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (IAT) should also take their lead.

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