Pop Quiz

Tyler Durden's picture

In an improvised pop quiz, we present two charts and ask readers to tell us which one is Bank of America's, and which is Goldman's...

Chart A:

Chart B:

h/t Alex Gloy

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ArkansasAngie's picture

Does it matter?  Obama has their backs

TapperIsTicked's picture

No Angie, your great grandkids do.

And both charts say they are screwed.

malikai's picture

No, your great grandkids do NOT. This bill is due NOW.

bankrupt JPM buy silver's picture

Chart A: Death Spiral

Chart B: Cliff Dive

Chart C: should be all of the above for XLF

SheepDog-One's picture

Thats a good point too I like to make it myself...this talk of 'Your grandkids will pay dearly for this' is total nonsense, you will pay dearly for this very soon!

boricuadigm-shift's picture

With a 99% confidence... There is no statistical difference between those waterfalls starting the mont of August.

Conclusion - It don't matter.  The boyz club will be rangtanged!

malikai's picture

Maybe people just feel more comfortable with the thought that it won't be them paying this bill. It wouldn't make me, but it's a ridiculous thought anyway. The very people who will suffer the most are those who are alive today.

maxmad's picture

chart a GS

chart b bac

Muddy1's picture

NO, NO, NO!  Bring back the old slaughterer.  I didn't recognize you by your picture.  Certainly didn't think of you as a , "put a bag over her head" type.

bigdumbnugly's picture

chart A: bac overlayed almost perfectly by gs.

chart B: our dear leader's popularity poll index

Problem Is's picture

+1... Hilarious
Chart B: Bullshit Barry's 'promptering getting old with the Amerikan public...

EscapeKey's picture

Not that C and MS do much better.

Cdad's picture

A =Goldman


DaveyJones's picture

do you work for the SEC? Oh, I have that shredder you ordered.

ShankyS's picture

Bottom is BAC, but does it really matter? At least GS was the first to hire a lawyer. Still not sure why those doing "God's work" would need a super attorney? 

citta vritti's picture

lying to Congress, just like Roger Clemens. We did not take steroids | I mean money from the Fed besides what I told you we took. 

Congress investigating baseball players about performance enhancing stuff, I think is a waste of Congressional (I mean "our") time and money, although, yes, it is a huge business and should not enjoy anti-trust exemption or other blessings. 

But Congress investigating bankers about their performance enhancing stuff, that goes to the heart of the matter. 

Doubleguns's picture

From doing "Gods work." to "The Devil made me do it." It appears GS wants to go to confession at Father Weingarten's CON-fessional.

DaveyJones's picture

Better than lawyers, the executive branch is already pressuring the NY Boys to back off the bankers.

Puke  then Pitchforks

Quang M's picture

A is BAC

B is goldman

DaveyJones's picture

how long till the compost is ready?

hugovanderbubble's picture




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Marcuz Aurelius's picture

First one shows a fat candle, also known as the Blankenfein-lawyer candle.

Second one shows a bank with that is in a death-spiral.

alexwest's picture


GS chart is horrible... went from 195$ hi into 110..

there's NO support here.. multi year chart looks like extended branch..

its a bit scary..GS is THE backbone of financial system.. i dont think  its Mr Blankfain problem,,

otherwise wise guys at top would get rid of him already..its something diffrent...

its all look like spring of 2008..



slaughterer's picture

Most GS employees have been shorting GS in their personal accounts for the last few weeks.  Do not think this is not going according to plan.  It is. 

HardwoodAg's picture

A is Goldman sucks

B is BoA'holes

Both look like shitigroup

Racer's picture

HA HA,. down the plughole together    nice

zorba THE GREEK's picture

The point is ; banks are market leaders, so if they are going down, the stock markets

will soon follow.

anvILL's picture

Weaker fundamentals=Stronger technical downtrend
Thus, A=GS, B=BAC.

I think this quiz is pretty good to understand the relation between technical analysis and fundamentals.
You really don't have to know the charts beforehand to get this one right.

PulauHantu29's picture

Are these charts the inverse of their three year Billion Dollars Bonuses?

Seasmoke's picture

it looks like 2 losers in the elimination round of the LL World Series

sullymandias's picture

Both charts look very bullish! BTFD yo!

LoneStarHog's picture

Tyler, add two more charts and allow four choices.  The two charts being Obama's approval rating of the economy and the overall approval rating of Congress.

williambanzai7's picture

Those are Bernanke and Geithners bowel movements during the past 48 hours.

Problem Is's picture

Too graphic for my breakfast... but accurate...

fishface's picture

WB, the way I read this chart.. their shit will hit something soon

rosiescenario's picture

.....fat tails were the tell?????

The Shootist's picture

What about the J. P. Morgue?

EvlTheCat's picture

They keep funneling SNAP money, they are all good...

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

A is goldenstein

B is bankrupt of america

slaughterer's picture

Why isn's Geithner appearing daily on TV stuttering, sweating and waving a 3-page "TARP 2" bill in front of the camera?  He is letting down his buddies.   

LoneStarHog's picture

He would look like a midget - uh, make that Little Person - doing an impression of Henry Paulson.

youngman's picture

When does the Oracle from Omaha buy back in...that is what I am going to watch..he probably has a tax refund he could spend....or a loophole he could use....let the other guy pay more taxes you know

ietalon's picture

And The Answer is:

C. the BKX