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Bank of America: Get Your Act Together!

The following video is from Monday's installment of Where the Money Is, in which Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson highlight for investors the most important stock news from the financial sector.

In this segment, Matt takes a moment to send a message directly to Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) . Matt implores him to reexamine his current cost-cutting strategy, which he feels is sacrificing the long-term goals of building a culture that people want to bank with, work within, and invest in for the sake of short-term profits.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 6:33 and 7:50.

For the full video of today's Where the Money Is, click here.

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  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 7:04 PM, Rusty56 wrote:


  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 7:08 PM, Rusty56 wrote:

    Matt, seriously, I don't think you can teach Brian anything, he's a cut above you youngsters.

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 9:40 PM, JuneSmith wrote:

    Actually, Matt has a point.

    I am a former investor who started buying BAC shares in the 1990s. We all know how that turned out!

    I am also an ex employee, one of the 30,000 RIF-ed to make up for the losses caused by others. Those of us who are within 15 years of retirement, are having a difficult time finding comparable jobs, which is frustrating given that we are told we should work past 65 to secure a comfortable retirement and put less pressure on the social security!

    In my 30+ year career at the bank, none of the loans I underwrote/managed (all large commercial loans) went bad. And, yet, the indiscriminate meat ax got me and not some who caused the bank's huge losses. Some even left the bank with very large golden parachutes! Those who are still with the bank are too scared to be creative, or helpful to each other, or feel any loyalty to the bank.

    Very, very sad.

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