Friday, May 18, 2012

Smoke 'em

Here is an excerpt from Thursday morning's Quick Takes Pro:

Here we are several days after JP Morgan's big loss. The math says that the loss was a small percentage of their overall business but the stock is still easing lower. If this was such an "absorbable" loss then why is this happening? Analysts fell over themselves to say how this is now one cheap stock but the market seems to be saying something different.

Where there is smoke, there is fire.

How many times has this axiom proved prophetic over the years, especially in bad markets? 
Smoked banks. Downgraded banks. And the BKX has fallen off a cliff.

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