BAC has turned it around on the performance side as it now is in command of its growth drivers. Good progress across consumer, wealth management and C&I lending. Buy Stock, Sell 10Y bonds on tighter spreads.
JPM continues to muscle earnings out of the ball-park as its best combination of strategy, business coverage, management beats the global competition. IMF agrees with our Viola Risk view that profits matter. Buy Stock, Sell 10Y bonds on tight spreads. JPM JPM JPM JPM JPM JPM
Citi stock has been on fire in the group, but how far can buybacks rocket fuel it forward? Still needs to prove disciplined growth especially in its credit card rebirth. Buy Stock, Sell 10Y bonds on tight spreads. Citi Citi Citi Citi Citi Citi Citi
TD has successfully diversified into US retail banking, online brokerage and auto finance. Still it has sizeable Canadian mortgage exposures like the rest of the Big 5. Find more value in equity than 3Y benchmark bond. TD TD TD TD
BMO has the weakest combination of overvalued debt and equity. Sell on both.
BNS posts good results, but seeing fall-off in LatAm growth. Sell Stock, Buy 5Y Bond.
CIBC keeps humming in mortgage and consumer lending, but will it hit the wall as the vintages season? Sell Stock, Buy Debt. CIBC CIBC CIBC CIBC
RY prints another good quarter, but market still concerned about housing values in bubbly Canada. Very low systemic risk and low credit/counterparty risk relieves some concerns. Buy Stock, Sell Bonds RY RY RY RY
GS 10Q shows how it bailed out its 2Q17 results with well-time Level 3 private equity gains, mostly unrealized. Does GS have a natural hedge between FICC and Level 3s. We explore. GS GS GS GS
SocGen enchanted with equities derivatives, structured notes, E.Europe/Russia/Africa lending. So, higher credit risk/volatility oriented as home French banking boring. Sell Stock, Buy Bonds. socgen socgen socgen socgen socgen