With pre-IPO shares going mostly to Wall Street's top clients, advisers are seeking alternative ways to be part of the action.
The recent price action in four big bank stocks suggests the sector is not yet ready to lead a new market rally.
Despite its decision to lower exposure to risky assets, the bank gave a strong Q1 performance.
Disappointing economic data overshadow some strong earnings reports.
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.
Zuckerberg keeps a low profile in analyst meetings leading up to the company's IPO.
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