While that may seem uninteresting logistics to some, the Wall Street Journal reported that the jockeying was "no accident" and "turned heads on Wall Street." Bloomberg followed up on Monday, saying that while Morgan Stanley had its "worst year ever" in 2009, as Goldman reported blockbuster earnings, 2010 may be "a different story."

Wednesday will provide the first evidence as to whether such predictions are correct.

-- Written by Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York

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