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These differences aside, the important thing for investors to take note of right now is that both Bank of America and Citigroup are making impressive strides at returning to respectable profitability. Bank of America had its best year in nearly a decade in 2015. And Citigroup's earnings more than doubled last year compared to 2014.
These recoveries could slow down if a recession does indeed materialize, but I'd be surprised if the progress at these two banks stopped altogether. It's for this reason that I don't believe investors in either of these stocks should allow fear to influence their decisions about buying or selling shares of Bank of America or Citigroup in any way.
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