Financial Yikes

“In the past 5 years (dating back to August 25 2006, a date I took from Google Finance), these are the loss numbers for financials, as taken at noon, August 19 2011:

• Bank of America : – 86.68%
• Citigroup: -94.33%
• Morgan Stanley: -70.72%
• Keycorp: -83.46%
• Fifth Third Bancorp: -76.06%
• Barclays: – 76.85%
• RBS: -96.83%

• Société Générale: -83.57%
• BNP Paribas: 60.64%
• Crédit Agricole: -81.39%
• UBS: -75.27%
• Credit Suisse: -52.92%
• Deutsche Bank: -65.26%

The numbers are made even more poignant when we look at losses at the Dow and the S&P in the same time period.

• Dow Jones: -3.97%
• S&P 500: -12.81%”

Source (well worth a read)

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