Regional lender PNC Financial reports earnings on Jan. 17. In the following video, Motley Fool contributing writer John Maxfield discusses the four most important metrics investors should watch for when it does.  

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Quick WallStreet nail the window closed. Brokers of all firms will be jumping out of windows this week for not getting into Banks back when they had a chance! A fight is going to brake out over who's buy who this week. It will make the traders nut's all week. ( Remember! ) a whole lot of traders and firms are holding longer now do to the HIGH tax on any trades to soon. The shorts are going to get crushed and It's going to be fun to watch.

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