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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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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:28 | 1589561 ArkansasAngie
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Does it matter?  Obama has their backs

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:34 | 1589573 TapperIsTicked
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No Angie, your great grandkids do.

And both charts say they are screwed.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:39 | 1589612 malikai
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No, your great grandkids do NOT. This bill is due NOW.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:48 | 1589662 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Chart A: Death Spiral

Chart B: Cliff Dive

Chart C: should be all of the above for XLF

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:13 | 1589752 SheepDog-One
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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!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:48 | 1589950 boricuadigm-shift
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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!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:13 | 1590580 malikai
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:29 | 1589564 maxmad
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chart a GS

chart b bac

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:30 | 1589568 slaughterer
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Chart A GS

Chart B BAC

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:06 | 1589732 Muddy1
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:14 | 1589754 bigdumbnugly
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chart A: bac overlayed almost perfectly by gs.

chart B: our dear leader's popularity poll index

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:45 | 1590228 Problem Is
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+1... Hilarious
Chart B: Bullshit Barry's 'promptering getting old with the Amerikan public...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:29 | 1589565 EscapeKey
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Not that C and MS do much better.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:29 | 1589566 Cdad
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A =Goldman


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:45 | 1589644 Version 7
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What about B?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:59 | 1590286 DaveyJones
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do you work for the SEC? Oh, I have that shredder you ordered.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:30 | 1589567 ShankyS
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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? 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:29 | 1589841 citta vritti
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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. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:10 | 1590047 Doubleguns
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:00 | 1590299 DaveyJones
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Better than lawyers, the executive branch is already pressuring the NY Boys to back off the bankers.

Puke  then Pitchforks

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:31 | 1589569 Quang M
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A is BAC

B is goldman

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:31 | 1589571 AngryGerman
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A shit

B crap

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:02 | 1590303 DaveyJones
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how long till the compost is ready?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:32 | 1589574 hugovanderbubble
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Regards hugo


SELL MORGAN STANLEY TILL 0.3 price to book value

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:32 | 1589577 Marcuz Aurelius
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:34 | 1589578 alexwest
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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..



Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:50 | 1589669 slaughterer
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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. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:33 | 1589580 HardwoodAg
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A is Goldman sucks

B is BoA'holes

Both look like shitigroup

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:33 | 1589583 Racer
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HA HA,. down the plughole together    nice

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:34 | 1589591 zorba THE GREEK
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The point is ; banks are market leaders, so if they are going down, the stock markets

will soon follow.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:35 | 1589596 anvILL
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:39 | 1589614 PulauHantu29
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Are these charts the inverse of their three year Billion Dollars Bonuses?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:39 | 1589616 Seasmoke
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it looks like 2 losers in the elimination round of the LL World Series

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:40 | 1589619 Catullus
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2008 or 2011?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:40 | 1589620 sullymandias
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Both charts look very bullish! BTFD yo!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:41 | 1589622 LoneStarHog
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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.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:41 | 1589623 williambanzai7
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Those are Bernanke and Geithners bowel movements during the past 48 hours.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:35 | 1589874 mayhem_korner
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Color in original.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:40 | 1590214 Problem Is
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Too graphic for my breakfast... but accurate...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:44 | 1590226 fishface
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WB, the way I read this chart.. their shit will hit something soon

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:16 | 1590883 rosiescenario
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.....fat tails were the tell?????

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:43 | 1589637 The Shootist
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What about the J. P. Morgue?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:52 | 1589675 EvlTheCat
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They keep funneling SNAP money, they are all good...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:35 | 1589877 mayhem_korner
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Busily beating down Ag.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:51 | 1589672 the not so migh...
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A is goldenstein

B is bankrupt of america

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:53 | 1589681 slaughterer
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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.   

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:55 | 1589688 LoneStarHog
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He would look like a midget - uh, make that Little Person - doing an impression of Henry Paulson.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:01 | 1589713 youngman
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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

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:03 | 1589717 ietalon
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And The Answer is:

C. the BKX

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:08 | 1589743 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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A is a graph of insolvent bank which part owns the government and  is used purely to extort wealth from the people to its real owners.

B is a graph of insolvent bank which part owns the government and is used purely to extort wealth from the people to its real owners.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:15 | 1589758 SheepDog-One
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A = POS central banker criminals.

B = POS central bankster criminals.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:19 | 1589775 monopoly
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Before this is over many of these insolvent banks will have the same looking charts.

And we are getting the rest and correction in gold. Miners down today. I find that amazing, earnings based on 1,400+ on gold, gold correcting to 1860 and they sell miners. What a bunch of morons.

Oh, I forgot , gold going back to 800. Right. Just stay off of margin and enjoy the ride. We can see up to a 200 dollar drop to get rid of the short term froth. And the chart would look much better also. Gold can have short and violent moves  as most of you know.

Looking to add physical, come on down.


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:33 | 1589868 mayhem_korner
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Looks like the 2011 Collapse edition of Missile Command to me...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:41 | 1589903 Byte Me
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Chart A -- Möhne Dam

Chart B -- Eder Dam

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:46 | 1589939 Ignatius J Reilly
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Why do both charts look like they will cost me money even though I don't own either stock?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:57 | 1589991 joak
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I I I I I I I, I I I think both charts are just fine !

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:57 | 1589998 MM
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Oh, I get it. This is the "there will tanks in the streets" if you do not pass Tarp II.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:05 | 1590035 lamont cranston
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Do we all get a free cyberspace ice cream cone or something like that for making a 100?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:07 | 1590048 r101958
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Top one is GS.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:35 | 1590191 Newsboy
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The clue is that BAC had the long steady slide, and Goldman had an extreme dump day in red at the end, when Blankfein hired Weingarten.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:38 | 1590203 Problem Is
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The Similarity of A and B
At least a HFT, corporate (bankster) owned governance regulated, controlled fraud market is consistent...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:48 | 1590473 FreeNewEnergy
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Chart A is surely GS.

Chart B is the declining value of the MERS-assigned, Countrywide funneled into BAC home loan on the house I am occupying (I have to say "occupying" instead of "living in" to satisfy the underpinning negativity of my two deadbeat siblings - one of whom wanted to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure two years ago, the other who refuses to believe that the house will ever be worth anything or belong to the estate without recourse and won't put up any money to pay RE taxes - my father passed away two years ago last month and the house (and CW mortgage) passed to the rightful heirs, me being one of them).

Big house. No mortgage. NY state property taxes (highest in the country) but reduced by 33% on value of 2009 appraisal.

Sooooooo... I am OCCUPANT for now, but will be title holder soon enough. When BAC goes under, and they will, no doubt, I, an intelligent being with internet access, will file claim for quiet title, wait until dust settles from BAC bankruptcy and own home free and clear.

Siblings will each get a third, minus taxes and upkeep which they refused to participate in at all.

Valuation, you ask? Well, in 2007, when my father took out the loan, the assessed value was $124K. The loan was for $87,500, though the home was only worth about $85K, if that. Appraised in 2009 for $82K and continuing to drop.

My eventual purchase price basis will be cost of any litigation, filing fees, my research, time, nominal expenses, taxes paid, maintenance, repairs/improvements (mounting daily) and incidental costs. Thus, fair value would be determined on the new, lower basis, probably around $30K. $10K to each sibling means I would owe the other two about $3K each. Eat cake, kiddies!

Take that, bankster A-holes. And to my brother and sister, who refused to believe in my ability to beat back a foreclosure (filed in 3/10 and now DOA), good luck to you both.

Eventually, I will sell the house, exchange cash proceeds for as many Kruggers as it will buy and resettle in Uruguay. C YA'LL!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:10 | 1590565 Random_Robert
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I don't see any charts... All I see are those famous cliffs in Acapulco that those crazy guys dive off of...

The last thing I want to see is a GS Broker in a speedo.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:28 | 1590927 zenbones
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Chart A is God's work.

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