Big banks like Bank of America and Citigroup have got into trouble in the past when interest rates rose and they were unprepared for the shift due to an inadequate duration of their portfolio. With interest rates at record lows and many believing they can only go up from here, many banks are lending out less of their deposits in preparation. 

Fool.com financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer explains this dynamic today and how it could impact big banks going forward.


It's critical to have a solid understanding of these megabanks 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 Is Trouble Ahead for Big Banks? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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