18 September 2008

Bank of America vs. Citibank vs. Wells Fargo vs. Wachovia vs. JP Morgan

While the US financial system is falling apart at the seams, let's have a look at the banks. I chose the top five online banks ranked by total assets (pre-crisis probably) according to NetValley.com:
  1. Bank of America
  2. JP Morgan
  3. Citibank
  4. Wachovia
  5. Wells Fargo

Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of citibank in all years
"bank of america" 1.98
citibank 1.00
"wells fargo" 0.96
wachovia 0.68
"jp morgan" 0.16

So the Google-popularity is as follows:
  1. Bank of America
  2. Citibank
  3. Wells Fargo
  4. Wachovia
  5. JP Morgan

JP Morgan goes from second to last place and was also the only bank not to have an increasing trend line. Someone better versed in the banking system could probably explain this. I just don't know. Bank of America grew the fastest, increasing its popularity advantage.

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