The graph below was created using Google’s graph tools.
The line graph shows the return on equity for all commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from the 1st quarter, 2006 to the 2nd quarter, 2011.
The graph shows that the return on equity (7.6%) for the 2nd quarter, 2011 has reached return on equity levels last reached during 2007. Bank equity returns has recovered significantly since the low point in the 4th quarter, 2008.
Data used in this graph can be found by clicking here. This takes you to the FDIC’s Quarterly Banking Profile Report that provides quarterly data on US banks’ financial performance. Click Ratios by Asset Size Group to see data used on the graph.