Citigroup is leveraged to grow with Asian markets. Other banks are bogged down in Europe. As Asia starts to dominate Citigroup will reap the benefits of strategic placement.
Citigroup is recapitalized and refocused under new management. This usually is a prescription for great success.
Capital will be returned with a stricter regulatory regime, tighter control over expenses and a shrinking balance sheet. In short Citigroup has dieted very well.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.