Why Are U.S. Banks Healthier Than Ever?

U.S. banks are much stronger than ever. They have more capital and should withstand the next recession.

See Fed’s annual stress test (Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests): “The capital levels of the firms after the hypothetical severe global recession are higher than the actual capital levels of large banks in the years leading up to the most recent recession,” Vice Chairman Randal K. Quarles said.

Total Equity Capital for Commercial Banks in United States
Total Equity to Total Assets for Banks
Total Assets, All Commercial Banks
Bank Capital to Total Assets for United States