How Some Banks Earn More Money With Less Risk

When a bank can earn more money with less risk, investors should take note. The "value at risk" metric can help you understand why Goldman Sachs and Bank of America may be heading in opposite directions. The Fool's Matt Koppenheffer explains in the following video.

With big finance firms still trading at deep discounts to their historic norms, investors everywhere are wondering if this is the new normal, or whether finance stocks are a screaming buy today. The answer depends on the company, so to help figure out whether Goldman Sachs is a buy today, read our premium research report on the company today. Click here now for instant access!


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