In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss Ben Bernanke speaking with Congress today, and the coming end of the Fed's quantitative easing policy. As quantitative easing comes to an end and interest rates rise, banking stocks could take a hit as their net interest margin compresses even further. Should investors be preparing for this? David and Matt discuss what the effects of this could be on banks, and how investors should react.

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 The Fed Won't Threaten Banks Yet originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America and PNC Financial Services. The Motley Fool recommends Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, PNC Financial Services, 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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