Investing in big banks can be intimidating. It's often unclear how these massive institutions make their money, but as Fool.com financial editor Matt Koppenheffer reveals, there are a few relatively straightforward revenue streams at these companies today that even Joe and Jane investor can understand. 

Of course the real question isn't how these banks make money, but how you can make money off them. When it comes to big banks, the obvious candidate is Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). But, after the stock doubled in 2012 everyone wants to know, 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 Here Are All the Ways Big Banks Make Huge Money originally appeared on Fool.com.

Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America and Regions Financial. The Motley Fool recommends Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, KeyCorp, 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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