Are You Ready to Dive In and Buy Bank Stocks?

With the four largest U.S. banks holding a combined total of well over $1 trillion in assets, the banking sector can be a very intimidating one to invest in. How should investors decide which bank is going to outperform the others when there are so many pieces to the business and so many metrics to look at?

In this video, Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer give investors two systems for the very first place to look when analyzing a bank stock, to know if it's really worth your money.

Bank of America's stock doubled in 2012. Is there more yet to come? With significant challenges still ahead, it's critical to have a solid understanding of this megabank before adding it to your portfolio. In The Motley Fool's premium research report on B of A, analysts Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, and Matt Koppenheffer, Financials bureau chief, lift the veil on the bank's operations, including detailing three reasons to buy and three reasons to sell. Click here now to claim your copy.

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