Charting Stocks Gone In 60 Days: Citi and Bank of America Won't Live to See May
Bank of America and Citigroup won’t live to see May. The two banks will be nationalized in the coming weeks, and we think that the announcement can come as
soon as tomorrow evening (Friday evenings are when major bank announcements and failures occur).
The US government has already committed half a trillion dollars to these two firms which is more than 10 times the amount it would cost to buy and control both companies. The market doesn’t believe that $500 billion is enough to save these companies.
Today both banks made fresh new lows with Citi closing at $2.51 and Bank of America closing at $3.93. The 1 year charts below show the short term price movements. You should understand that when a bank stock’s chart looks like
this, even a HEALTHY bank would be in trouble. Nobody wants their deposits tied
up in a company that trades at $2. The outflows of deposits from Bank of America
and Citi must be catastrophic.
And here are their stock price charts!
The US Gov't will need a lot more than the $500Bn already spent to bail out these banks. Don't count on any bailout for any banks to get through Congress this time -- both Dems and Repubs are majorly pissed off at the banking gnomes who took their year-end bonuses out of the first TARP. When Obama and Geither go to Captiol Hill and tell them that the new TARP is must-pass, the Repubs plus some Dems will shoot it down, probably by filibuster!
I gots two credit cards from Bank of America, both with zero balance. When it goes under, I am sure those cards will be useless!!!!!