Make the Bank Pay You More
Kiplinger's Personal Finance|December 2020
This brutal year has been horrendous for those who hold stock in banks and related financial companies. But just as daily life shall improve for society, the same is true for bank shares.
Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Months after the markets forgave industrials, tech, drugs, and many other sectors, judging them to be temporary victims of a natural disaster instead of total roadkill, investors still largely shun banks. INVESCO KBW BANK (SYMBOL KBWB, $41), an exchange-traded fund that owns shares of 24 giant U.S. banks, lost 50% from January 2 through March 23—but from then to October 9 regained less than half that loss. INVESCO KBW REGIONAL BANKING (KBWR, $36), a sibling ETF of 50 midsize and regional banks, is even bloodier. It lost 48% at one point but has barely reclaimed one-third of that damage. (Investments I like are in bold; prices are as of October 9.)

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