The big picture is bullish; the short term is bearish. Here's what will tell you how to trade it.
The community bank space will see a surge of merger and acquisition activity over the next few years.
No simple search in a market that's up five days in a row.
Insiders are buying into Bank of the Ozarks. Should you follow?
The predominant clues from numbers and earnings calls support the bearish view I hold on the market.
Three D.C. stories that make you go 'whuh?'
Let's take a good look at other members of this space -- an insurer and a transaction processor.
Own shares in the largest consumer banks.
Only the most consistent companies in the world can say anything good.
Here's what I've gleaned after poring through earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo.