It's obvious that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are very different businesses. But what isn't as obvious is exactly how they are different. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield uses an analogy to grocery stores to drive home the point.

John Maxfield owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends Goldman Sachs and owns shares of Bank of America. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.