Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has been in an uphill battle against the odds ever since the financial crisis. And even though the bank's first-quarter results proved that the operations are pushing ahead and going at full strength, the company as an investment is being held back by some big issues.

In the following video, Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the three issues that B of A needs to resolve and why it might take some time before investors think it's a good investment option.

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