An Opportunity for Citigroup

Citigrouphas taken its share of slings and arrows in recent years, but it also has opportunities. The latest lies in its launch of a commodity trade finance unit. Taking personnel (and ostensibly market share) from European banks including Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, Citigroup is looking to pull a Wells Fargo and opportunistically feast on distracted, faltering competitors. JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America's Merrill Lynch are in similar positions.

This is another reason Fool analyst Anand Chokkavelu thinks there's more risk-weighted opportunity in U.S. banks than their European counterparts. Watch him explain in the following video.

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