￼Key Findings of the latest Hamilton Financial Index (HFI):
In the fourth quarter of 2012:
• The HFI is 1.28, a record high.
• U.S. banks’ Tier One Common Capital increased to $1.13 trillion.
• U.S. banks’ Tier One Common Capital ratio is 12.6 percent, a year- over-year increase of 1.3 percent.
• The ratio of Risk- Weighted Assets to Total Assets fell 1.3 percent year-over-year.
• Financial stress declined.