Tracking the Markets

| Sun Oct. 12, 2008 1:37 PM EDT

TRACKING THE MARKETS....Am I the only one who finds this chart that I adapted from today's LA Times a little puzzling? Yes, financial stocks are down a bit more than either big caps or small caps, but shouldn't they be down a lot more?

As usual, maybe I'm just missing something here. But if our banking system is systemically undercapitalized; if the global financial system is close to meltdown; and if the solution is likely to include massive share dilution from a federal government equity injection, shouldn't financial stocks be sucking really, really hard? Can someone enlighten me?