Recovering from the financial crisis, the bank remains poised for an ongoing turnaround.
Even the most troubled of big banks are generating earnings that surpass analyst expectations, but few of the results signal any real fundamental strength for the banking industry.
March retail sales exceed forecasts, but higher borrowing costs for Spain weigh on sentiment.
Earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo beat the Street this time, but the companies' gains from mortgage activity may not be sustainable.
With earnings reports and possible credit downgrades looming ahead, big bank stocks will need to weather short-term headwinds.
For every argument that the bulls make to support their belief that the market's runup is for real, a counter-argument is readily presented by skeptics.
The credit card company's stock is already up nearly 40% this year, and the future still looks good.
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