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KBW Bank Index

What is 'KBW Bank Index'

An economic index consisting of the stocks of 24 banking companies. This index serves as a benchmark of the banking sector. This index trades on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where it was created. The KBW Index is named after Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, a recognized authority in the banking industry.

Explaining 'KBW Bank Index'

The KBW Index trades under ticker symbol BKX. The index is weighted according to capitalization and represents major banks and money centers from across the country. Mathematically, the index is based on a tenth of the value of the Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Index (KBWI). It began trading options in September of 1992.


Further Reading


Global liquidity, market sentiment, and financial stability indices
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …

Size and Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Banking Industry: A Comparative Analysis Based on Economic ConditionsSize and Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Banking Industry: A Comparative Analysis Based on Economic Conditions
ideas.repec.org [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …

Return dependence and the limits of product diversification in financial firmsReturn dependence and the limits of product diversification in financial firms
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …

Risk-adjusted performance: Lessons from the Financial CrisisRisk-adjusted performance: Lessons from the Financial Crisis
jsf.pm-research.com [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …

The stimulus schemes will stress the financial systemThe stimulus schemes will stress the financial system
www.emerald.com [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …

Volatility Spillovers between US Banking Industry and Bitcoin Market: Risk Implications for Banking IndustryVolatility Spillovers between US Banking Industry and Bitcoin Market: Risk Implications for Banking Industry
dl.acm.org [PDF]
… Bouncing Long-suffering bank stocks rebounded Wednesday, helped by a shakeup at Bank of America. The KBW Bank Index of large US banks. Aug. 30 Sept … CECE STEWART, Citigroup head of consumer and commercial banking Bo sto nG lobe/ Getty Images …


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