Meredith Whitney, Oppenheimer: - "The average bank, which was worth $100 last year and is now trading at $65, is really worth just $32.50." - "Thereâs a âhoorayâ from the stands, but investors donât realize the bench has been weakened,â she said. âThereâs no end in sight in terms of bad news.â - âThe market has been consistently wrong each time they tried to find a bottom.â Richard Bove, Punk/Ziegel - Bove Recommends Buying Financials `Very Aggressively' - "I'm convinced that all the signs that you would want to see that would tell you that this thing is over are there. And this is over." I have a good idea which of the two I'd rather have dinner with, but I am not so sure who will end up being right with their calls. Whitney called the Citigroup fiasco perfectly, Bove timed the top in brokers in July 2007 (see http://www.marketwatch.com/news/sto...66-407D-8AD1-A3ACB3263D56}&siteid=aolpfaolpf1). Clearly both are used to making bold calls, I wonder who will end up looking like a fool here.