The following video is from Wednesday's Market Foolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Bill Barker, discuss the top business and investing news.
In this segment, shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C ) rose 6% after the company announced that it would be downsizing by 11,000 jobs. Is this a sign that the company is finally making the hard decisions, cutting costs, and becoming more attractive to investors? Our analysts discuss why it is so hard to understand the fundamentals of the big banks, and why, even though signs like this seem good, without those fundamentals it will always be hard to form a truly sound investment thesis.
Citigroup's stock looks tantalizingly cheap. Yet the bank's balance sheet is still in need of more repair, and there's a considerable amount of uncertainty after a shocking management shakeup. Should investors be treading carefully, or jumping on an opportunity to buy? To help figure out whether Citigroup is a buy today, I invite you to read our premium research report on the bank today. Click here now for instant access to our best expert's take on Citigroup.