The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, released its quarterly banking profile for the fourth quarter, and in this video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss two of the most important takeaways across the banking sector for investors to note from the report. David and Matt discuss why banking margins continue to suffer in this climate, why non-interest income for banks continues to be so important to banking revenue right now, and which banks are able to keep non-interest income high. 

Wells Fargo's dedication to solid, conservative banking helped it vastly outperform its peers during the financial meltdown. Today, Wells is the same great bank as ever, but with its stock trading at a premium to the rest of the industry, is there still room to buy, or is it time to cash in your gains? To help figure out whether Wells Fargo is a buy today, I invite you to download our premium research report from one of The Motley Fool's top banking analysts. Click here now for instant access to this in-depth take on Wells Fargo.

 

The article This Is the Reality of Banking Today originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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