Financial Landscape: Writedowns, Losses and Capital Raised

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by: Market Folly

Amid all the financial chaos, I thought it would be a good idea to post up a simple chart breaking down the financial landscape in terms of writedowns, losses, and capital raised. From Bloomberg, you'll see how institutions are looking in terms of raw numbers: writedowns/losses versus capital raised.

There is one institution in particular that I want to point out: HSBC (HBC). It has $27.4 billion in writedowns and losses, but has only raised $3.9 billion. It, by far, has one of the more lopsided ratios. Now, we obviously know that this simple chart does not tell the whole story, but I thought it was worth highlighting.

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