One week after Moody’s downgraded the credit ranking of several banks, an analyst from another firm, Fitch Ratings, warned that Fitch may also be forced to downgrade the rankings of many U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Ongoing concerns in the banking sector have led many consumers to wonder how they might better protect their own savings in such a tumultuous financial climate.
“S&P cited Comerica’s $14 billion decline in average deposits from the second quarter of last year to this year as one of the reasons for its downgrade. It also pointed to its ‘relatively high proportion of commercial and uninsured deposits’ in a note explaining its decision.”—CNN, August 21, 2023
How can consumers protect their portfolios from ongoing issues in the banking system, and which assets could be free from banks’ influence?
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- Fox Business: “S&P downgrades multiple U.S. banks, citing ‘tough’ lending environment”
- Reuters: “Gold heads for best week in six ahead of key Powell speech”
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