«

»

Jun 28 2012

Pretty soon you’re talking about real money.

JP Morgan Managers Being Told Trade Loss is $9 Billion

Posted by Teri Buhl

Tue 26 Jun 2012

This morning the New York Times Dealbook rewrote my scoop about a possible $9bn loss for JPM and didn’t credit me for reporting this first. They’ve done journalism theft like this before when I was scooping them at the New York Post during the financial crisis. Times reporters like Andrew Ross Sorkin led the scoop stealing behavior during 08 and this morning I see him doing the same thing on CNBC. Scoops are assets for journalist and I don’t appreciate the New York Times taking my hard-earned research and sourcing and using it as their own without a mention or link to my original reporting. If you think this is wrong- write them, comment on their sites or tweet about it. Only together we can hold other journalist accountable and demand accuracy.

(h/t Dashiell Bennett @ Atlantic Wire)

JPMorgan Trading Loss May Reach $9 Billion

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and SUSANNE CRAIG, The New York Times

June 28, 2012, 2:30 am

To put the size of the loss in perspective, JPMorgan logged a first-quarter profit of $5.4 billion.



The chief investment office – which invests excess deposits for the bank and was created to hedge interest rate risk – brought in more than $4 billion in profits in the last three years, accounting for roughly 10 percent of the bank’s profit during that period.



More than profits are at stake. The growing fallout from the bank’s bad bet threatens to undercut the credibility of Mr. Dimon, who has been fighting major regulatory changes that could curtail the kind of risk-taking that led to the trading losses. The bank chief was considered a deft manager of risk after steering JPMorgan through the financial crisis in far better shape than its rivals.

“Essentially, JPMorgan has been operating a hedge fund with federal insured deposits within a bank,” said Mark Williams, a professor of finance at Boston University, who also served as a Federal Reserve bank examiner.

2 comments

  1. ek hornbeck
  2. TMC

    Still he’s the bestest and the brightest and the smartest of all the bankers and his bank is the bestest and the bestest run and the promise of perpetual bailout and the presence of the free money bazooka from the government has nothing to do with any of that so stop saying that shut up Shut up Shut Up SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.

    And why is this even worth remarking on?

       “Essentially, JPMorgan has been operating a hedge fund with federal insured deposits within a bank,” said Mark Williams, a professor of finance at Boston University, who also served as a Federal Reserve bank examiner.

    That was the whole point of repealing Glass-Steagall, though it was pitched for other reasons. Take your money to the great casino, heads they win, tails they win and we lose.

Comments have been disabled.