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JPMorgan Is Out of Control: Rosner

Graham Fisher’s Josh Rosner and Keefe Bruyette & Woods’ Fred Cannon discuss JPMorgan’s banking practices. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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JP Morgan’s $2 Billion Loss Raising More Questions – Better Regulation Needed

JP Morgan’s news about a multi-billion dollar loss has crushed the banking industries revitalization and brought up more questions and the need for regulation. Jamie Dimon revealed a $2 Billion loss in JP Morgan’s Chief Investment Office. Obviously the bank got caught in the highly speculative segment of “synthetic” assets. Dimon explained that the net loss after off-setting other gains will amount somewhere around $800 million with potential to grow over the next couple of quarters.

The news has caused new uncertainty and has fueled new regulation supporter’s case. Indeed, regulation and government oversight are two major topics of this year’s election. The country’s economy has suffered a great deal in the aftermath of the financial crisis and continues to do so. JP Morgan’s blunder has not helped in making things better. It has to be seen what is unfolding in this case and what else is attached to it. Usually when things like this happen, someone else comes out of the bushes admitting the same misery.

Considering the damage such business practices cause for the economy and trust in the banking system, there is no way that the system can continue without serious regulation and oversight. Opponents of new regulations attempts to save the status quo now sound more like crying children complaining they can’t have more candy. This will clearly change the course of political campaigns of both parties in the coming election regarding regulation.

The banking industry has already major reputation problems and can hardly draw a positive opinion from Main Street America. Recent careful attempts of some major players to approach the problem and make things better are facing a complete reset with the newest developments. The immediate question for everyone is now, “what else is luring” and what else have people to endure. If there was any trust left or rebuild, it certainly didn’t get better.

JP Morgan Loss May Be Tip Of Iceberg – Bloomberg

JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion in Chief Investment Office – Bloomberg

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said the firm lost about $2 billion on synthetic credit securities after an “egregious’” failure in its chief investment office, which the bank says focuses on hedging.

“This portfolio has proven to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than the firm previously believed,” the New York-based company said today in a quarterly securities filing. JPMorgan declined 5.5 percent to $38.50 in extended trading at 5:55 p.m. in New York...More

JPMorgan Loses $2 Billion in Chief Investment Office – Bloomberg.

This is a bad time for bankers to lose $2 Billion while speculating. Not that there is a good time to lose such an amount of money, but in an election year at hand and lots of regulation calls circulating all over the place, Dimon didn’t do the industry a good service. A lot of this case sounds very familiar and will raise some eyebrows with people on main street, especially since JP Morgan was always presented as the “smartest” bank in the country.