Wells Fargo’s Big Buyback

Last week, the Federal Reserve published the results of their annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). The CCAR and its cousin, the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests, are a big portion of the regulatory framework that the Fed uses to supervise the big banks...

Wells Fargo: Unexciting Stock but Exciting Risk-Reward

I have spent a lot of time over the years discussing the large US banks. I've invested in them on a two different occasions over the past five years, and I think we are at a time where opportunity is knocking yet again. This time, I'm investing in Wells Fargo. I did a...

Banks Are Gushing Cash and Look Cheap

For the first time since the correction in the stock market in February, I am getting interested in a few investment ideas. A few of the ideas are in unexciting companies (unexciting in the sense that they are well-known and have been discussed plenty of times beforeā€¦...

Bank Valuations: Some Updated Thoughts

I just realized that the titles of my posts are not nearly as catchy as Matt's.... In fact, my wife said they are boring. I'll work on that. I've always felt the titles were explanatory, but apparently they lack the pizzazz that some readers desire (or, as I would...

Comparing J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo

I wrote a post last week with some thoughts on Wells Fargo. This is a follow up post with some thoughts on both Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan. Both banks came out with earnings on Friday morning. Coincidentally, I think both banks look very similar these days (at least...