Major U.S. Bank Tier 1 Capital & Fed Stress Test

Four of the largest U.S. banks have increased their Tier 1 Capital by more than 50% capital since their pre-crash levels.  They and others are now undergoing a Fed mandated stress test for which the criteria are an 8% decline in GDP, 13% unemployment and a 21% further drop in house prices.

This chart is from a recent Bank of America research report.

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