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Bank capital ratios, asset growth, and the stock market

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  • Richard Cantor
  • Ronald Johnson
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    In recent quarters, the capital strength of the U.S. banking system has been improving rapidly in response to both regulatory pressures and business incentives. This article examines the different methods by which individual bank holding companies have increased their capital ratios and the relative rewards garnered by these strategies in the stock market.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its journal Quarterly Review.

    Volume (Year): (1992)
    Issue (Month): Aut ()
    Pages: 10-24

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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fednqr:y:1992:i:aut:p:10-24:n:v.17no.3

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    Keywords: Bank capital ; Stock market ; Bank holding companies;

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    1. Akhigbe, Aigbe & Madura, Jeff & Marciniak, Marek, 2012. "Bank capital and exposure to the financial crisis," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 64(5), pages 377-392.
    2. Cooper, Michael J. & Jackson, William III & Patterson, Gary A., 2003. "Evidence of predictability in the cross-section of bank stock returns," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 817-850, May.
    3. Kim, Myung-Sun & Kross, William, 1998. "The impact of the 1989 change in bank capital standards on loan loss provisions and loan write-offs," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 69-99, February.

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