Banks market cap

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by ASusilovic, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. 4XQs


    I'm not really sure if there's much relevance to the financial sector's weight in the S&P500, as all it tells us is that yes it was a lot higher a few years back. Which is something we all know.

    Will it continue to drop? Should it be higher? I don't think the relative size of the finance sector will matter either way.
  2. Yes. An accurate comparison requires a simple bar chart. Apparently, the genius behind the graph didn't pass 8th grade math. You don't add diameters to calculate the volume of a circle.

    Using Citi as an example, 225 of the small green circles are needed to fill the big blue circle. Last time I checked 255bil isn't 225 times larger than 19bil.