A shell-shocked economy, spiraling debt at financial institutions, or just plain bad management -- on any given day, investors can name a number of reasons to sell a stock. Yet while panic never helps investors, it's still a good idea to play devil's advocate with investments from time to time.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 135,000 members have weighed in on nearly 5,300 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
Consider megabank Bank of America
1. Survival is not growth: Banks like B of A and Citigroup
2. The World According to TARP: Ten banks including US Bancorp
3. Charge it: Major credit card issuers like Bank of America, Discover
Of course, Bank of America has survived and thrived despite obstacles in the past. The need to explore questions about the company's future is why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock used to take taming shrews literally, and has the scars to prove it. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Discover Financial Services is an Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy grants indulgences, but only for small infractions like leaving the toilet seat up.