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The euro area's ongoing recovery is set to benefit its financial institutions.
European Markets - Bank Stocks Rise In Choppy Trading
If extremists Le Pen and Melenchon emerge as winners, banks in France would be in the line of fire.
Investing in European banks can work if you choose the right banks.
France's second-biggest bank posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and unveiled plans to spin off its vehicle-leasing unit.
Japanese stocks are on a roll with Shinzo Abe due to meet the new president on Friday, but Trump's stance on trade with the world's third-biggest economy is anyone's guess.
Investors should keep an eye on French stocks, despite a reputation for bureaucracy.
I'm buying SCGLY and CRARY and putting in low bids for some community banks.
Regulation is pushing banks to lend for asset price speculation rather than growth.
And four other things you need to know now.