Editors' picks for the week include a piece discussing Wells Fargo & Co.'s investors wariness on the company's future, as well as a Data Dispatch on the impact of a lower corporate tax rate to banks' deferred tax asset holdings.
Investors nervous about what comes next for Wells
Investors have not given up on the San Francisco-based banking giant. But they are wary about what additional problems may lie ahead in 2018.
Most community banks would qualify for Congress' proposed capital standard
A new leverage ratio proposed in Senate legislation would reclassify very few banks that are currently not well-capitalized, but thousands of community banks would no longer have to calculate Basel III ratios.
Tax bill to deliver large one-time blow to deferred tax assets
Although the lower corporate tax rate promises increased economic activity, banks with high levels of deferred tax assets could see a large, one-time impact to their capital.
Banks increasingly look to protect bond portfolios from market swings
Fluctuations in market valuations have made banks even more reliant on their held-to-maturity bond portfolios, where the securities are protected from swings in market valuations.
Banks piggyback on tax reform to promote wage bumps
Those inside the industry say the banking industry was already raising wages for workers, long before the existence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.