Deflation in action

Here’s a good little measure to see how far we’ve fallen: Just more than 1 year ago Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) paid $100bn for ABN Amro (80% cash). For this amount, RBS could buy:

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Here’s a good little measure to see how far we’ve fallen:

Just more than 1 year ago Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) paid $100bn for ABN Amro (80% cash).

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For this amount, RBS could buy:

Citibank $22.5bn,
Morgan Stanley $10.5bn,
Goldman Sachs $21.0bn,
Merrill Lynch $12.3bn,
Deutsche Bank $13.0bn
Barclays $12.7bn,

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And still have $8bn change.

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