Bank stocks have fallen even faster than during the Great Depression.
CNBC has the story:
According to Jeff Rubin of Birinyi Associates, bank stocks have fallen further and faster than at any time in history, including the Great Depression.
Rubin said on Tuesday, the day of their big sell off, bank stocks were down 78.51 percent from their February, 2007 high. At a parallel point in the 1930s (two years from their high), bank stocks were down 78.09 percent.
Update: Business Week has an article entitled “Stock Decline Hits Depression Levels – Money invested 10 years ago in stocks have lost half their real value, matching the worst ten years of the Great Depression”.