Why You Need to Buy the Dip on These Banks

|March 17, 2023

When I went live this week, there was a potential deal on the table for some of the largest banks in the country to bail out First Republic Bank in an effort to stem the ongoing crisis that started with the SVB collapse. Now, that deal seems to have gone through, and First Republic is set to receive a $30 billion capital injection from JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Truist, and others.

As consumer and investor confidence continues to waver, however, markets are staying volatile, rallying very briefly on Thursday only to nosedive again as I write this. I’m sure that leaves a lot of you wondering what to do with bank stocks right now, which is why it was my topic of choice for this week’s Buy This, Not That.

On the balance, a lot of the stocks you were interested in remain in the “buy” category. A few things to keep in mind here – any national or international bank that’s “too big to fail” has good potential as a long-term hold regardless of whatever difficulties grab attention in the media. That means there are a lot of good “buy the dip” opportunities out here, but some are better for trades than others because of a lack of appreciation potential.

Regional banks are a bit of a different story, and I reviewed those case by case.

To catch the broadcast and see where the best opportunities in bank stocks are right now, just click the image below:

We’ll be back next week with another episode. See you then!

Shah Gilani
Shah Gilani

Shah Gilani is the Chief Investment Strategist of Manward Press. Shah is a sought-after market commentator… a former hedge fund manager… and a veteran of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He ran the futures and options division at the largest retail bank in Britain… and called the implosion of U.S. financial markets (AND the mega bull run that followed). Now at the helm of Manward, Shah is focused tightly on one goal: To do his part to make subscribers wealthier, happier and more free.