Here Are All the Ways Big Banks Make Huge Money

Investing in big banks can be intimidating. It's often unclear how these massive institutions make their money, but as financial editor Matt Koppenheffer reveals, there are a few relatively straightforward revenue streams at these companies today that even Joe and Jane investor can understand. 

Of course the real question isn't how these banks make money, but how you can make money off them. When it comes to big banks, the obvious candidate is Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). But, after the stock doubled in 2012 everyone wants to know, is there more yet to come?

With significant challenges still ahead, it's critical to have a solid understanding of this megabank before adding it to your portfolio. In The Motley Fool's premium research report on B of A, analysts Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, and Matt Koppenheffer, Financials bureau chief, lift the veil on the bank's operations, including detailing three reasons to buy and three reasons to sell. Click here now to claim your copy.

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  • Report this Comment On May 03, 2013, at 4:51 PM, CeaRay wrote:

    Citi is a much better bank then BoA. Mike O'Neil and Corbat are much better then BoA has and they are cleaning up Citi fast and are now starting to buy other companies and clean them up. BoA is still having major lawsuits that they don't know what to do with. Citi is at least a year in front of BoA. And JPM is just starting to go down.

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