PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF
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  • Feb. 3, 2012, 1:57 AM

    Banks have been steadily releasing reserves against bad loans, which has boosted their earnings reports. But with loan-loss cushions now heading back to pre-crisis levels, some analysts believe banks will have to slow reserve releases, adding pressure to profits already hit by slower growth and tighter rules.

    | Feb. 3, 2012, 1:57 AM | 2 Comments
KBWB Description
The PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio (KBWB) is based on the KBW Bank Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in securities that comprise the Underlying Index. The Index is a float adjusted modified-market capitalization-weighted index that seeks to reflect the performance of companies that do business as banks or thrifts that are publicly-traded in the U.S. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and is composed of approximately 24 companies representing leading national money centers and regional banks or thrifts.
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Country: United States
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