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Sell Financials: The Better Bank Trade?

Bank Of America led the financials higher on Tuesday after CEO Brian Moynihan told the crowd at its investor day that the bank's earnings power is back and a dividend is coming soon.

With the head of one of the nation’s largest banks making such candidly bullish statements, why is Barry Rithotlz of Fusion IQ pounding the table that financials are a sell?

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For Joe Terranova
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CCG)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (FCFS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (KRC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (NCRI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DOM)

For Michael Olson
(ROVI) has been an investment banking client of Piper Jaffray's during the past 12 months
Piper Jaffray has done underwriting for (ROVI)
Piper Jaffray is a market maker in (NFLX), (AAPL), (AKAM), (PCLN), (ROVI)

For Barry Ritholtz
Ritholtz has no disclosures on the financials

For Andrew Busch
Busch has no disclosures

For Scott Nations
Nations has no disclosures on (HAL)

For Carter Worth
Worth has no disclosures

For Rich Ilczyszyn
Ilczyszyn has no disclosures

For Fast Fire/Guy Adami
Adami had no disclosure in (NVDA) on 2/17/2011

For Gerard Cassidy SOT
A member company of RBC Capital Markets or one of its affiliates managed a public offering of (JPM)
A member company of RBC Capital Markets or one of its affiliates received compensation for investment banking services from (JPM) in last twelve months
RBC Capital Markets currently provides (JPM) with non-investment banking securities-related securities
RBC Capital Markets provides non-securities services to (JPM)
RBC Capital Markets has provided (JPM) investment banking services in past 12 months

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