What Really Hurt Bank of America

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Trading losses caused some headaches during the financial crisis, but it was bad mortgage lending that really hurt big banks like Bank of America . While some argue separating investment banking operations and commercial banking activities would solve all of the financial problems, the actually picture may be a bit murkier.In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the Volcker rule, Glass-Steagall, and Bank of America.

Bank of America's worst nightmare?
The traditional bricks-and-mortar bank will soon go the way of the dodo bird -- into extinction, that is. This sounds crazy, but it's true. Every single one of the nation's biggest banks are dramatically reducing branch counts and overhauling the ones left behind. But despite these efforts, they're still far behind a single and comparatively tiny lender that's already leapt into the future. Since the beginning of 2012 alone, this company's shares are already up more than 250%. And they're bound to go higher. To download our free report revealing the identity of this stock, all you have to do is click here now.

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