Best Financial Stocks to Buy

Investors seeking out the best financial stocks will want to tread carefully, focusing on high-quality names with solid fundamentals.

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For investors on the hunt for value, financial stocks may look alluring, but tread carefully. 

After a rough run following the regional banking crisis from the spring of 2023, financial stocks rallied hard at the end of last year 2023. And prices have now run too far ahead, says Austin Pickle, investment strategy analyst at Wells Fargo Investment Institute. Additionally, the sector "will likely feel the brunt of the economic slowdown as spending weakens and deal and payment activities slow," Pickle adds. 

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Deborah Yao
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Deborah Yao is an award-winning journalist, editor, and personal finance columnist who has held editorial roles at Kiplinger, The Wharton School, Amazon, The Associated Press, S&P Global (SNL Kagan) and MarketWatch. She specializes in writing and editing articles on finance and technology, with particular expertise in the areas of stock analysis, monetary policy, fintech, blockchain, macroeconomics, financial planning, taxes, among others. She has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, CBS News, ABC News, Wharton Magazine, and many other news outlets.