The central bank said that all financial institutions that are in its annual stress test are in a healthy position to withstand a recession.
While the largest institutions rose more than 3% such as Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase, the financial sector rose across the board driving the major indexes higher as well.
While the market continued to be volatile this week, positive data helped fend off recession fears, and the banking sectors’ health report also tempered investor fears. Bank resilience is a key factor in market volatility due to the break down in 2008.
While the Dow Jones Index has only risen a little less than 3% on the first half of 2023, the S&P 500 could top 15% with a strong close on Friday and the Nasdaq has not seen first games like this for a number of years.
In addition to inflation, markets may pull back in the second half of 2023 simply because of a strong recovery across all three major indexes. Regional bank stocks have pulled back a bit in June but only after a recovery in the spring.
More importantly, analysts do not see high volatility in regional bank stocks or ETFs in the future, showing confidence in the overall sector despite a questionable economic outlook the United State economy.