Compare and contrast.  Sounds like something you would do in school.  However it is useful to compare and contrast stocks.  Even within an industry, one thinks might be homogenous, there can be important differences.  That is the case of the large financials and specifically with Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.  The two companies have very different profiles going forward.  On the other hand comparing companies across industries can help highlight key differences.  Market cap aside, there are two no different companies than ExxonMobil and Apple.  The contrast helps highlight the drivers of the companies and their stocks.  In today’s screencast we highlight two posts that compare and contrast some high profile stocks.

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Bank of America (BAC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) are two big financial stocks, but their prospects could not be more different.  (Lex)

Daily charts of Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.  (Finviz, ibid)

So what if Apple (AAPL) eclipses ExxonMobil (XOM) in market cap?  (YCharts Blog)

Daily charts of ExxonMobil and Apple.  (Finviz, ibid)

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