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Rothman Research

March 15, 2010 08:38 ET

Banks Minimize Risks, Curbed Recession-Borne Losses

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - - From the demise of the nation's financial system, bank risk-taking has almost become an impossible feat even for established banking titans. Traders' optimism on the whole sector has been stressed to becoming a lottery. "Increasing regulatory complexity and risk in operations are major roadblocks for both domestic and international banking institutions and capital markets-securities firms," states Bradley McCoy of "These roadblocks, along with event-driven opportunities and new innovations specifically in technology have transformed the sector as a whole. In the current risk-adverse climate, institutions seek innovative solutions themselves."

There has been a lot of stirring in the financial markets last week, with the financial sector performing incredibly well with a gain of 2 percent at the close on Friday. Investors have seen most of the big names in this sector move higher. Rothman Research follows two Financial Money Center Banks, Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) and Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) which are both the second largest bank by market capitalization in the U.S. and Canada respectively, to comprehend how they will be performing in today's market. Direct & free downloadable reports of the intensive research are available by signing up now at or

One of the major news today that could influence trading on the financial sector and the overall market is the much anticipated introduction of Senator Christopher Dodd's financial regulatory reform bill which however should be said have no bipartisan support. At this point, Bradley McCoy at states that: "appalling news would be better than no news at all. Let's see what this reform will bring to the table. I can tell you, there is lot of nervous people out there..."

Though stocks in the banking sector seem to be getting ahead of the current economy, analysts still noted the now widely recognized strong links between the financial sector and economic development. These mold a pavement for the financials for they still present a lot of opportunities. This and a bundle of other factors are moving the sector in a trend. Bank of America Corporation and Toronto Dominion Bank were recently examined by to shed light on the complexities of their recent innovative strategic movements.

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Bank of America Corporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and nonbanking financial services and products in the United States and in selected international markets through three business segments -- Global Consumer and Small Business Banking, Global Corporate and Investment Banking and Global Wealth and Investment Management.

Toronto Dominion Bank, through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of retail and commercial banking, wealth management, and wholesale banking products and services in North America and internationally. They operate as a subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Corp. It's operations are processed through four segments -- Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, and Wholesale Banking. The company was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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