In what might be a sign of a rough patch to come for the global economy and markets, 16 of the largest global banks have collectively just entered a bear market, falling 20% from their peak. Those 16 come from among the 39 global “sifis”, or systemically important financial institutions. One research analyst says “If these banks are supposed to be systemically important then policymakers ought to be watching them to see what is happening”.
FINSUM: The odd part about these falls is that rising interest generally help banks, as they have wider net interest margins. So why the downturn?