Bank of America Needs to Hit a Home Run


On Wednesday morning, Bank of America will report first-quarter earnings. It is the last of the four biggest U.S. banks to report. Last week, investors were not overly impressed with the earnings from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase as mortgage revenue fell. On the other hand, the market reacted quite positively to results reported by Citigroup . So, the question is: Where does this leave B of A investors?

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