Valuing the Bank of America Business That Already Lost $5 Billion This Year

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) has a business which lost $5 billion in the first quarter, and it could be poised to lose even more as 2014 progresses. But it turns out the division could be more valuable than you think.

In the video below, Fool contributors Patrick Morris and Jordan Wathen join David Hanson to discuss what the Consumer Real Estate Services business at Bank of America may be worth. It's the business where Bank of America parks its legal settlements stemming from the financial crisis and holds all its troubled mortgages, so it has faced problem after problem.

Yet when taking the long-term perspective on Bank of America, the three consider whether or not this business could actually add value to the bank in the years to come.

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    Fraud-driven Bank of America is the General Motors of big banks, ineptly and dishonestly managed during the 21st century. An ingrained culture of ENRON ETHICS ultimately destroys, does not build shareholder value. ...funfun..

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Patrick Morris

After a few stints in banking and corporate finance, Patrick joined the Motley Fool as a writer covering the financial sector. He's scaled back his everyday writing a bit, but he's always happy to opine on the latest headline news surrounding Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett and all things personal finance.

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