John Maxfield

John Maxfield


I write about banks, trying my best to balance the good and the bad.

Recent articles


A Foolish Take: The Most Watched Cable News Programs in 2017

Fox News continued to dominate, but MSNBC made major strides.


A Foolish Take: The Modern History of U.S. Corporate Income Taxes

It has been nearly eight decades since corporations faced such a low top marginal income tax rate.


A Foolish Take: Putting This Year's Stock Returns in Perspective

This has been a great year for investors.

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Why Are Stock Valuations So High Right Now?

Two promising investment options for investors in a pricey market.


Here's Why Bank Stocks Had a Stellar 2017

Two catalysts fueled bank stocks this year.

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This Is Good News for Bank of America Stock

Higher interest rates mean higher revenue at Bank of America.


A Foolish Take: A Contrarian View of Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin has soared this year, going from less than $6,000 to over $16,000 at its high point last week.

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Is Chipotle Mexican Grill a Takeout Target?

Its low stock price, combined with the pending departure of its CEO, could lead investors to conclude that the burrito chain is a takeout target.

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Is the Drop in Tech Stocks the Beginning of a Correction?

It's too early to say, but investors should keep their eyes on this.

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Here's Why Bank of America's Stock Could Hit $30 This Week

If shares of Bank of America see another day like today, they will pass $30 for the first time since the financial crisis.

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A Foolish Take: America's Growing Income Inequality

The chairman of the world's biggest hedge fund is worried about the growing wealth gap in America.


Did the Bitcoin Bubble Burst on Wednesday?

Perhaps, but some investors think the cryptocurrency could go higher from here.


Will Bitcoin Hit $20,000 Soon? One Expert Says Yes.

At least one bitcoin expert says the cryptocurrency isn't a bubble.

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Why Bank of America’s Stock Is Climbing Again on Wednesday

Shares of Bank of America are rallying on hopes of tax reform.

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JPMorgan Chase Stock Soars Following Tax Bill Advance

Events in Washington, D.C. fueled a rally in bank stocks on Tuesday.

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Why Wells Fargo Stock Climbed on Tuesday

Wells Fargo is one of a handful of companies that stand to gain from a tax reform bill being pushed through the Senate.

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Why Bank of America Stock Soared on Tuesday

Events in Washington, D.C., fueled a rally in bank stocks.

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3 Bank Stocks That Are Safe to Buy Right Now

When it comes to bank stocks, you get what you pay for.

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3 Safe Stocks to Buy Right Now

If you’re worried about the stock market, here are three safe stocks that could hedge against a correction.


A Foolish Take: Farmland Is Really Expensive Right Now

There's been a bull market in farmland.