Investors rethink safety of Canadian bank stocks

Canadian bank stocks have climbed dramatically relative to their global peers, prompting investors to rethink their stakes in the world’s safest financial services firms.

24th September, 2011

Canadian bank stocks have climbed dramatically relative to their global peers, prompting investors to rethink their stakes in the world’s safest financial services firms.

The S&P/TSX Commercial Banks Index of Canadian banks is trading at a higher premium relative to the broad MSCI World Bank Index since at least 2006, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The premium for Canadian banks hit 32 per cent last week as turmoil returned to the markets....

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