Stress Tests
The Federal Reserve has repeatedly determined in its stress tests that the largest U.S. banks have robust levels of capital.

Each year, the Federal Reserve tests the ability of large banks to continue to support the economy even in the face of a severe recession far worse than that experienced during the financial crisis.

Multiple hypothetical stress tests, as well as the real-life stress tests of the pandemic and the 2023 regional banking turmoil, have shown that the largest U.S. banks can – and do – act as a bulwark for the economy and the financial sector.

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