Will Commercial Loan Losses Hurt Regional Banks?

Many midsize bank loan portfolios are more than 50% commercial and may suffer as the recession continues. Real estate is a particular worry

Bank stocks enjoyed a nice rally on Apr. 9, fueled by Wells Fargo's (WFC) surprisingly strong preannouncement of its first-quarter earnings. The KBW Bank Index, which tracks two dozen of the biggest banks in the U.S., jumped more than 20% on Apr. 9.

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