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The Rally for Bank Stocks Is Just Getting Started

  • History shows financials outperform for 6 years on average
  • Length of bank leadership not related to rates or yield curve

The rally in banks has only just begun.

So say technical analysts at Strategas Research Partners, who cite 75 years of history in arguing it’s way too early to abandon the group that only started outpacing the S&P 500 Index about 18 months ago. Banks stocks could beat the benchmark for another three to five years regardless of where rates go or the shape of the yield curve, they wrote in a note Tuesday.