Bank Credit Risk Weighs on U.S. Stocks

  • S&P has lost 3.9 percent in February amid falling financials
  • Energy shares still falling, losing 0.8 percent in five days

Fresh concerns about the financial industry swept through markets this week as global stocks ended a five-year bull run, with banks supplanting oil drillers as the biggest drag and sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its second straight decline.

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