Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): 7 Announcements and Events Bank Investors Must Watch Next Week

Throughout the week, a number of prominent Federal Reserve members are giving speeches or talks on the current economic environment, monetary policy, and the financial crisis. Any nuggets of information gleaned from these talks could provide good insight into future Fed policy.

New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley will speak at the Economic Club of New York.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard discuss lessons learned from the financial crisis with Bank of England Gov. Mervyn King at the London School of Economics.

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans will provide a briefing in Chicago.

Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren speech on the outlook of the U.S. economy in Manchester, N.H.

Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto will give a speech on managing monetary policy risks in Cleveland.

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota will give a speech on improving the outlook of the U.S. economy with monetary policy in Edina, Minn.

Be informed
As always, it’s important to know what will affect your stocks as you move through the week. But as a Foolish investor who’s in it for the long haul, you know that being informed means riding the waves caused by any of the announcements listed above may create. And as always, don’t feel like you need to study every piece of information released in any given week — pick and choose what you find most important. Fool on!

If you think Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)’s stock moved as much as it could when it doubled in 2012, think again. Though it still has significant challenges still ahead, this week’s results of the stress test could be the catalyst for B of A’s stock resurgence. It’s critical to have a solid understanding of this megabank before adding it to your portfolio, regardless of the stress-test results.

The article 7 Announcements and Events Bank Investors Must Watch Next Week originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Jessica Alling.

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