Is Bank of America the Most Dangerous Bank in the World?

After the financial crisis a few years back, and especially in light of the recent banking news coming out of Cyprus, many investors are scared to invest in big banks because they don't have a good way to gauge the risk that they're getting involved with.

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss one great metric for assessing the risk with a particular bank: its leverage ratio. They also discuss how some of the biggest banks in the nation, such as Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) , stack up against other banks, both domestic and international. 

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  • Report this Comment On March 20, 2013, at 4:39 PM, TMFVelvetHammer wrote:

    MattyK, I love ya, dude. But the bow tie just wasn't working, brother.

    :~)

    Seriously, thanks for your analysis on BofA. You've helped me understand the business and sector better, and enter into several long positions with a better knowledge base!

    -jh

  • Report this Comment On March 20, 2013, at 5:22 PM, my2cents4u wrote:

    Those two guys look like they just graduated high school. Guess anybody can be a pundit or "consultant" these days.

  • Report this Comment On March 20, 2013, at 6:39 PM, Rusty56 wrote:

    Does anyone really take these guys seriously - no substance in their articles or whatever they call their advertising.

  • Report this Comment On March 20, 2013, at 8:54 PM, airjackie wrote:

    BofA is tied with JP Morgan Chase as both caused the Global crisis and blaming low level employees who followed orders and got paid 8 dollars an hour. Banking with either is like banking with crooks who smile and steal at the same time. Jamie Dimon should be in jail but the Countries around the World will make sure he pays for his crimes.

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