Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (96-97): Websites For Traders: Tom Brown’s Bankstocks.com by David Penn
I first began paying attention to bank stocks as a group after doing an interview with Cassandra Tororian, the
former sell-side bank stock analyst who founded Financialmuse.com, an online bank, brokerage, and financial resource designed especially for women. As
Tororian said in that interview back in March 2001 about bank stocks:
The funny part was, when you go through
business school they teach you how to read the balance sheets and income statements of companies. But banks? Banks are totally different. Their balance sheets are the complete opposite of any other
company out there.
So if analyzing banks — and more than that, analyzing bank stocks — threw a talented young business school student for a loop (Tororian was among the few shrewd enough to invest in America Online back in 1995), then you can imagine how much trouble the rest of us might have in trying to sort the banking wheat from the banking chaff.