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KBW Bank Index – chart
Chart of the Day
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

For some perspective into the all-important banking sector, this chart presents the current trend of the KBW Bank Index. As the chart illustrates, banking stocks peaked back in early 2007, but the impact of an already weakening real estate market began to take its toll and banking stocks began to trend lower thereafter.

This is an excerpt from Chart of the Day as it appeared on December 5, 2012. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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The oil leak from a Mediterranean Shipping Company vessel was contained quickly and will result in no environmental damage, according to Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin. Pictured: Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation and Port Controller Patrick McNeil. (BIS Photo/Kristaan H.A. Ingraham)

Holland America Line has earned eight 2012 Readers' Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine. Amongst them, two for Best Shore Excursions and Best Private Island at Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas. Click the photo below for a panorama style photo of Half Moon Cay.

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