On Tuesday's MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Special Ops analyst Tom Jacobs explore their continued dislike of big banks.
Shares of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ) are up 4% after the banking company announced second-quarter profits that showed higher-than-expected profits. When Chris asks Tom what stands out to him from the quarter, Tom says "mind-numbing complexity" and explores how opaque the big banks continue to be. Banks are incredibly hard to understand and regulate, Tom says, yet he does invest in some -- just smaller ones that are much more understandable in terms of the types of banking they do.
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