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US banks earnings: key things you need to know

While net record interest income and a surprisingly resilient American consumer punctuated the first half, the second half of 2023 might be more interesting.

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Economic uncertainty is rising, worries about elevated rates continue to hurt investor confidence, but the IPO market seems to be awakening. IGTV financial @AngelineOng takes a look at the what you need to look out for.

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Inflation battle: how high rates will impact banks

The first half of 2023 was a good time for US banks. They made a lot of money from interest and the American consumer was strong. But things might get more interesting in the second half of the year.

There's talk that there could be a recession because interest rates are expected to stay high for a while. This has made investors worried and the stock prices of banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Bank of America have gone down.

Challenges and opportunities

The Federal Reserve, which is in charge of interest rates, has also said that they might raise rates even more to fight inflation. This could affect banks that are involved in the IPO market, like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The IPO market is when private companies go public and it's been happening a lot lately with companies like Instacart and ARM. If this keeps happening, the banks involved in IPOs could do well.

Overall, the second half of 2023 is uncertain for US banks. The possibility of a recession and high interest rates are big concerns. But there could be opportunities in the IPO market if more companies go public. It's important to pay attention to what the banks say and what the Federal Reserve does.

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