If I Had to Buy Just One Bank Stock, This Is It


With large loan losses, new regulations, and the constant ire from shareholder and government lawsuits, the banking industry hasn't exactly been a great place to invest in recently. But not all banks are created equal. In today's video, Matt and Paul discuss one small-cap bank that's changing the rules of the game and giving the larger banks a run for their money. Starting from a single branch office, this fast-growing bank now serves more than 40,000 customers in all 50 states and holds more than $2.4 billion in assets, up from less than $1 billion just five years ago. Its stock price has more than doubled over the past 12 months, but Matt thinks there's more upside to come. Get the name and all the details by watching the following video.

With so many of the big finance firms getting bad press these days, you may be inclined to stay away from the sector entirely, but that could be a huge mistake. In fact, some of the best opportunities over the next few years can be found there, including one small, under-the-radar bank. It's been called one of The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying. You can learn about it, and more, in our exclusive free report. Just click here to keep reading.

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