Last week, we talked about what the "too-big-to-fail" banks were saying on their earnings calls.
Now, investors have to know what these mega-banks are up to, because they're the 800-lb gorillas of the market, but I don't own a single one of those.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I like regional banks, because they offer what I like the most: unreasonably good returns.
Naturally, I never miss an earnings call from these guys.
Especially on the first earnings call after the biggest tax reform since 1986 has been passed.
Here's what happened...
About the Author
Tim Melvin is an unlikely investment expert by any measure. Raised in the "projects" of Baltimore by a single mother, he never attended college and started out as a door-to-door vacuum salesman. But he knew the real money was in the stock market, so he set sights on investing - and by sheer force of determination, he eventually became a financial advisor to millionaires. Today, after 30 years of managing money for some of the wealthiest people in the world, he draws on his experience to help investors find "unreasonably good" bargain stocks, multiply profits, and build their nest eggs. Tim tirelessly works to find overlooked "hidden gems" in the stock market, drawing on the research of legendary investors like Benjamin Graham, Walter Schloss, and Marty Whitman. He has written and lectured extensively on the markets, with work appearing on Benzinga, Real Money, Daily Speculations, and more. He has published several books in the "Little Book of" Investment Series and a "Junior Chamber Course" geared towards young adults that teaches Graham's principles and techniques to a new generation of investors. Today, he serves as the Special Situations Strategist at Money Morning and the editor of Peak Yield Investor.