In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss two very important events for the big American banks coming up over the next two weeks: banking stress tests. David tells investors how the first stress test based on the Dodd-Frank act coming up on March 7 differs from the second CCAR test, which will be on March 14, and lets investors know what key information to look for coming out of these tests.

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The article Why Next Week Is a Big Deal for Banks originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup Inc , JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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