Although banks are actively working with Apple to adapt to the new technology, it is still a major threat to their conventional payment channels.
Without the overhang of litigation costs, the bank's stock can only go higher.
The best global bank investments for the next year would tend to be those that are reasonably well managed with decent expected returns, strong volume with low downward revisons.
Of the banks with excellent or superior financial strength ratings, U.S. Bank has more room for potential upside stock appreciation than either Charles Schwab or Northern Trust.
Avoid European banks.
Billions in additional litigation costs continue to weigh down the banking sector and stock price performance in 2014.
U.S. banking stocks represent a superior investment opportunity as they are relatively undervalued compared to their global peers.
Why are bank stocks down from their earlier year highs? Here's your buying opportunity.
There's gold within the 'nontraditional' banking sector and we dig for it among these financial service firms.
'Super regionals' PNC, Regions Financial and SunTrust provide more reliable upside potential and are less vulnerable to downward earning estimate revisions. Buy them.