Is via the Fed, and its on Bank Profits:

bank-profits

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Source:
Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2008
Morten L. Bech and Tara Rice,
Federal Reserve, June 2, 2009

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2009/pdf/bankprofits09.pdf

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Earnings, Valuation

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10 Responses to “The World’s Ugliest Chart”

  1. call me ahab says:

    BR-

    once you’re flat on your back- nowhere to go but up- right????????? V shaped profit recovery on the horizon-

    and you can take that to the bank

  2. CNBC Sucks says:

    Yeah, but you should see the ROSP (return on salary plan) and ROBP (return on bonus program) for management.

    The Great CNBC Sucks’ page views are floundering (because I no longer post), so I figured I would go…FIRST!

  3. CNBC Sucks says:

    Make that SECOND!

    Actually, if you want to see even uglier charts, these guys are pretty hideous:
    http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data

  4. Pat G. says:

    And here I thought the “Biggest Loser” was a reality show based on a group of overweight people trying to lose weight. They can’t touch the FED.

  5. The Curmudgeon says:

    That’s not the world’s ugliest chart. The world’s ugliest chart is the one that charts the Federali’s income/outlays, found here: http://www.fms.treas.gov/mts/mts0409.pdf

  6. leftback says:

    “Yeah, but you should see the ROSP (return on salary plan) and ROBP (return on bonus program).”

    That’s a lot of RICHES (return in coke and hookers).

  7. Chief Tomahawk says:

    And to think of that shadow inventory of housing… or the commercial real estate on Manhattan falling from $150 a sq ft to $40-$50 a sq ft. (as reported last week by Calculated Risk.)

  8. Moss says:

    But all the numbers leading up to the cliff dive were BS, at least the last 4-5 years.
    What exactly was tangible other then the measures that LB states?
    So how the F can they rely on whatever the F they use to compute the numbers?

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