After spending nearly a decade wallowing in ultralow interest rates,  JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC) and the banking sector as a whole got a boost from Federal Reserve rate hikes and Donald Trump’s win in November.

XAutoplay: On | Off A faster pace of tightening is expected as well as a rollback of post-financial crisis regulations, potentially adding momentum to lenders.

But challenges remain as much-anticipated tax reform looks less ambitious and cracks worsen in certain consumer markets, such as auto loans.

Meanwhile, international political volatility such as fallout from Brexit and the backlash against trade could lift activity at banks like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS), but lending at banks with more international exposure like Citigroup (C) could see headwinds.

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