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21 Banking Stocks to Watch in 2020

  • 6 market disruptors
  • 10 key price levels
  • 4 ETFs to watch

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Banking Stocks to Back

+57%

One stock's 2019 return

+40%

Average share price gain of Big 5 US banks in 2019

$8.52bn

One bank's Q4 profit

$57bn

Amount spent by Big 5 US banks on share buybacks

+96%

One stock's return since IPO in 2015

+17%

The Stoxx Europe 600 banks index return in 2019

3.6 million

Number of people banking with Monzo in January

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Trading bank stocks amid unprecedented volatility

We identify the stocks to watch, as historic levels of volatility throw up some interesting opportunities after a difficult start to 2020

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Using the hard numbers, experts commentary and top picks, we've highlighted the top trading opportunities in Banking

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We interview some of the brightest minds in Banking from analysts to employees, lifting the lid on an industry traditionally shrouded in red-tape and jargon

Outlook

We round-up analysts' consensus forecasts so you know where each of these stocks is headed, and the key price levels to watch

75 out of 100 of the world's largest banks had share price rises last year

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