I feel as though every single article I read about hedge fund managers making their 13F filings or talking their books in public contains a bullish bet on Citigroup ($C) or Bank of America ($BAC) or both!
What is it about these two scaffold-enclosed banks that brings all the boys to their respective yards?
Paulson, Soros, Falcone, Tepper, Ackman, Ainslie, Loeb – you name it, they own one or the other…or both. And they own them in size.
Reflation, real estate market amelioration, low-risk playing of the yield curve, potential for asset sales, a return to normalized earnings – all could be explanations for the popularity of these two bank stocks amongst the hedge fund crowd. But there must be something more, as both stocks have already come a long way off of their lows for these very well-known reasons.