JPMorgan loss is only going to get worse

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Blog, RECENT POSTS, World Updates | Comments


Original article can be read at CNNMoney 

By Maureen Farrell @ CNNMoneyInvest

“NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — One thing seems clear about JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion loss. It’s no longer $2 billion. It’s likely much higher.

The number being bandied about now is closer to a range of $6 billion to $7 billion, according to several people working on trading desks that specialize in the derivatives JPMorgan Chase (JPMFortune 500) used to make its trades and from two sources with knowledge of the bank’s positions.

JPMorgan Chase declined to comment on its trading activities. Of course, it is impossible to know with absolute certainty just how high the losses are at any given moment.

But experts said there are few scenarios in which hedge funds on the other side of the bank’s giant bet will let JPMorgan Chase out of it without significantly more pain.

“The market knows roughly what [JPMorgan] has and what the sizes are,” said a source with knowledge of the bank’s positions.

Why have the losses grown since chief executive officer Jamie Dimon informed the public of them? The market’s overall slide hasn’t helped.

Since last Thursday, the U.S. and European stock markets have”… To read more click here 



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