John Maxfield

John Maxfield

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

Recent articles

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

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Did the Bitcoin Bubble Burst on Wednesday?

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


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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.


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A Foolish Take: Farmland Is Really Expensive Right Now

There's been a bull market in farmland.