Banks have proved more seaworthy than other stocks in the recent storm that has battered financial markets.

With the plunging dollar and bond prices unnerving investors, the American Banker index of 225 bank stocks managed a 0.4% gain in the five trading days through last Thursday, versus a 2% loss for the Dow Jones industrial average.

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