"This is a forward I received today, not sure of the original source, please let me know if you are aware of the proper attribution:
This is a great analogy of how bad the current financial crisis is and how overvalued it was a year ago.
One year ago… RBS paid $100 billion for ABN Amro.
Today… The same amount could now buy:
Citibank $22.5 bn
Morgan Stanley $10.5 bn
Goldman Sachs $21 bn
Merrill Lynch $12.3 bn
Deutsche Bank $13 bn
Barclays $12.7 bn
And still have $8bn change...for which you would be able to pick up GM, Ford, Chrysler and the Honda F1 Team"%"