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Bank Market Caps, Then & Now

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 17, 2009 @ 11:30 am In Markets,Research | Comments Disabled

On Sunday, we looked at a charting error in a JPM research piece [1] that compared bank market caps, then and now. It appeared the JPM analyst erroneously selected area rather than diameter in Excel. (Data can be found here [2]).

TBP Readers did a nice job taking JPM to school as to what the chart should have looked like:

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Rene Corda [3] suggested this as the the proper picture:

New & Improved Chart
[4]
(looks like JPM fixed their own chart)

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QQQ Trader send this chart along (with averages!)

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Ironman at Political Calculations gives us these two beauties:

Bar Chart:

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Radar Plotting Chart:

[7]

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And Mark McHugh of Across the Street [8] came up with these two beauties:

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Source:
Wall Street Can’t Count [11]
Robert X. Cringely
February 12th, 2009

http://www.cringely.com/2009/02/wall-street-cant-count/


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URLs in this post:

[1] charting error in a JPM research piece: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/02/can-wall-street-do-basic-math/

[2] here: http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/ll/410mkt.html

[3] Rene Corda: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/02/can-wall-street-do-basic-math/#comment-146017

[4] Image: http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/r/e/rene_korda/bank-circles.png

[5] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/market-cap-banks-with-average.jpg

[6] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bar-chart-shrinkage-in-market-value-of-major-banks-2007q2-to-20-jan-20091.png

[7] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/radar-chart-shrinkage-in-market-value-of-major-banks-2007q2-to-20-jan-2009.png

[8] Across the Street: http://acrossthestreetnet.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/homework-assignment/

[9] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/jpmdata1.png

[10] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/jpmdata2.png

[11] Wall Street Can’t Count: http://www.cringely.com/2009/02/wall-street-cant-count/

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