The financial sector has been one of the top performing sectors so far in 2013, but a few financial stocks are trading lower this week. After steady gains following the financial crisis, Travelers has been trading lower, as has investment banking firm Lazard .

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss these companies and why the outlook may still be bright.

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During the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs did so well pivoting to avoid the worst of the fallout that it had to downplay its success to duck public ire and conspiracy theories. Today, Goldman is still arguably the powerhouse global financial name, and yet its stock trades at a valuation of less than half what it fetched prior to the crisis. Does this make Goldman one of the best opportunities in the market today? To answer that question, I invite you to check out The Motley Fool's special report on the bank. In it, Fool banking expert Matt Koppenheffer uncovers the key issues facing Goldman, including three specific areas Goldman investors must watch. To get access to this report, just click here.


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David Hanson owns shares of Goldman Sachs. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Goldman Sachs. The Motley Fool recommends Goldman Sachs. The Motley Fool owns shares of LAZARD Ltd. 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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