Why Bank Investors Need to Know Their Labor Statistics

The labor market is an important factor for the market as a whole as we continue to try to recover from the financial crisis. But there is an added importance for the banking industry that many investors may not consider. As the banks continue to perform in the sluggish economic conditions, it will be important for investors to know when a full turnaround may happen -- leading to increased performance by lenders like Wells Fargo , which held 29% of the mortgage market in 2012.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributing writer Jessica Alling discusses why the labor market's recovery is important for banks, what investors should look for, and how a full recovery will effect the banking sector.

Wells Fargo's dedication to solid, conservative banking helped it vastly outperform its peers during the financial meltdown. Today, Wells is the same great bank as ever, but with its stock trading at a premium to the rest of the industry, is there still room to buy, or is it time to cash in your gains? To help figure out whether Wells Fargo is a buy today, I invite you to download our premium research report from one of The Motley Fool's top banking analysts. Click here now for instant access to this in-depth take on Wells Fargo.

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