The Driving Force Behind Profitability at Wells, Citi, and B of A

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) , Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) , and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) are all huge, all profitable, and yet, all strikingly different. And its in these differences we as investors can find value and opportunity (and also avoid undue risk). 

In the slideshow below, we'll break down the fundamentals of profitability at these three megabanks to discover exactly what separates the men from the boys.

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  • Report this Comment On September 07, 2013, at 4:00 PM, breakBofAnow wrote:

    Their successful at committing crimes that our government allows them to commit on homeowners by stealing their homes with Illegal Mtg. documents, and the judges give our homes to those criminal banks, because their retirements are with those banks, It's to their benefit. and to the Government's benefit, and to the bankers, cause Freddie and fanny guarantee the cull circle crime, while we are left out to dry, this president knows all about them, and insists on calling 12, 000,000 homeowners in trouble, through illegal foreclosure, Dead beats.

  • Report this Comment On September 07, 2013, at 8:40 PM, kcajc1 wrote:

    Wells Fargo rejected my Loan refinance application,

    cost me $700. I have a 835 credit rating. Refinanced through another guess who picked up the loan, Wells Fargo. I would not deal with them ever again and even thought of paying off the mortgage but that is not in my interest. Will close my checking account with them and use Sun Trust.

    Have never had a good experience with them.

    kcajc

  • Report this Comment On September 07, 2013, at 9:38 PM, Redskins142 wrote:
  • Report this Comment On September 08, 2013, at 11:33 AM, gr8twhtebuffalo wrote:

    Refinancing with someone at WF, BofA, Chase etc is a mistake. Their bankers are not licensed and GET PAID ONCE YOU SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION.

    I work for an online lender and the only way I'm paid is if your loan closes; this means I work harder for you.

    The foreclosure mess is a combination of banks not doing their fiduciary duties and people trying to buy 200k homes when they make 65k a year with a stay at home wife and two kids. I see it everyday.

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