As always, I have a lot of links on Monday. Three or four stories have dominated the news in each market for the past week. In the US, it is about either JPMorgan Chase’s escalating losses, Facebook’s IPO or the general aimlessness of the market. In Europe, the dual stories are Greece and Spain. In Greece, the talk is of an imminent exit from the eurozone, while in Spain the question revolves around Spanish bank insolvency. Other news outside of the G8 has been pushed to the side.
Tag: Jamie Dimon
I spoke to Paul Waldie and Brian Milner of the Globe & Mail on BNN’s headline on Monday. The big story was JPMorgan Chase and the London Whale trades. JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon, as the leading lobbyists for the hands-off regulatory approach for US banks, has become a lightning rod for criticism of too big to fail banks in the US. Even so, I think it’s unlikely that Dimon will be forced out of his position. We also talked about Yahoo and the oversubscribed Facebook IPO. They are going to have to execute really, really well to justify the IPO valuation.
Jamie Dimon’s 17-minute interview by Maria Bartiromo below was done earlier in the week before JPMorgan Chase released their numbers. The numbers were good, showing quarterly profits of $4.8 billion or $1.12 a share. Dimon expects to resume a dividend of 75 cents a share when his firm gets the green light to do so. Dimon speaks in very positive […]
I have been reading the press accounts on the William Daley appointment as President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Bo Cutter is impressed and says "the new Obama Team will get things done" because "Bill Daley can build bridges" to big business. On the other hand, Ryan Chittum has a different take. Ryan calls Daley the latest in a long line […]
The Jamie Dimon piece in today’s Washington Post is a must-read. Dimon, head of behemoth JPMorgan Chase makes the best case for not breaking up large too-big-to-fail financial institutions. His idea: set up a robust resolution process and let reckless lenders fail regardless of size. Now, back in September, I attended a meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative where both […]
In a 9-page Vanity Fair article “Wall Street’s Near-Death Experience,”giving us a sneak peek into the lives of bankers during the global meltdown last Autumn a hilarious quote of great significance was buried. At issue was the near-death experience that Lehman’s demise caused for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. After receiving a mysterious call from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, […]
Last week I was at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to listen to their ideas on how to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems like poverty and education. I may have more to say about this topic in a later post, but I wanted to first address the too-big-to-fail issue which became a central focus of a […]
On the back of a decent quarter at JPMorgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon has signalled his desire to repay government money as quickly as possible and remove the strings attached to that money. Dimon has often said that JPMorgan Chase did not need the TARP bailout money it has received and only accepted because it was foisted upon them. When […]
It’s interesting to hear a chief executive of a major Wall Street firm speak openly and on the record about the economy. So, it’s refreshing to watch this video and see Jamie Dimon’s take on a number of economic issues ncluding house prices and infrastructure spending.
A few days ago, I showed you a video from a long session he did with Erin Burnett of CNBC. This is another segment of that session. On the whole, he sounds very reasonable. Take a look.
Jamie Dimon on the Economy
Jamie Dimon tells it like it is. When asked by CNBC’s Erin Burnett’s how business is going, Dimon replied “terrible.” Here’s how Reuters describes his comments: “November itself has been a terrible trading month … (and) December so far is pretty terrible,” Jamie Dimon told CNBC. “It will be a tough quarter.” Dimon said he was referring to the trading, loans and mortgage segments of the largest U.S. bank.
The financial services sector has been the hardest hit sector in the credit crisis so far. Banks with large exposures to mortgage-backed securities like Citigroup, UBS and Merrill Lynch have suffered the most. This is largely because the crisis has been in asset prices — chiefly home prices. However, as credit has become severely restricted, the credit crisis has become a global recession and that means the real economy will be impacted. This spells trouble for JPMorgan Chase.
I love Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s CEO. He really tells it like it is. At last quarter’s earnings call, he called a spade a spade and said “prime looks terrible” in reference to prime mortgage loans. This quarter his quote is even more to the point: “If You Are Not Fearful, You Are Crazy.” –Deal Book Words of wisdom.