Jobless claims were released today and were down more than expected, and the GDP has been revised into the positive. Are these economic signs of recovery even something that banking investors look at anymore?

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss the shift in the way investors view information from banks -- how they will soon stop looking for "less bad" information, such as continued decreases in the amount of reserves banks are holding as loan loss provisions, and start looking for signs of positive operational performance successes.