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Why Banking Stocks Are a Buy: Fund Manager

The government is starting to purchase stakes in financials, so should investors follow suit? Michael Cuggino, manager of the Permanent Portfolio Fund, says yes.

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“If you’re a long-term investor it is a good buying opportunity," he told CNBC. "I think if you’re a trader you should have bought a couple of days ago."

"The long-term fundaments are sound. These companies are the firms that provide the oil for the world’s economic engines—they’re not going away. The federal government has indicated [as much] in their aggressive move to step in and shore them up to the extent they felt they needed to,” he added.

Cuggino likes Morgan Stanley , Bank of New York Mellon , State Street and Charles Schwab .

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