After the financial crisis, several of the largest banks in the U.S., such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo , have seen their deposit levels soar to all-time highs. In the current climate of low interest rates, net interest margins have been squeezed tight for many big banks, and while stockpiling deposits like this may mean reduced revenue in the short run, in this video, Fool financials analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer tell investors that these huge stockpiles may set these banks up to take full advantage of higher interest rates -- when they inevitably rise again. 

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.

 

The article Big Banks Have Seen This Number Explode 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, Citigroup, 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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