The incredible run-up that Bank of America experienced in 2012 is one of the most talked-about stories in banking stocks today, but in this video, Motley Fool financials analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer highlight how B of A's climb could have been even higher if its dividend wasn't lagging so far behind.

In this video, David and Matt discuss how banking stocks can be dividend plays, and which stocks are their picks for the best dividend buys in this space. 

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 May Be Great for Your Retirement 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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