There are hundreds if not thousands of relevant metrics that banks can tout when they report quarterly earnings. In the following video, banking analyst John Maxfield simplifies the task by identifying the three most important numbers that investors will want to keep in mind when Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) reports earnings on Friday. 


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