Skip to comments.JPM Crashing After It Convenes Emergency Call To Advise Of "Significant Mark-To-Market" Losses
Posted on 05/10/2012 2:47:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Out of nowehere, JPM announced 40 minutes ago that it would hold an unscheduled 5pm call to coincide with the release of its 10-Q. Rumors were swirling as to why. The reason is as follows:
JPMORGAN SAYS CIO UNIT HAS SIGNIFICANT MARK-TO-MARKET LOSSES - "Fortress balance sheet" at least until Bruno Iskil gets done with it. JPMORGAN SAYS LOSSES ARE IN SYNTHETIC CREDIT PORTFOLIO - but, but, net is NEVER, EVER Gross. JPM WOULD NEED $971M ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT ONE-NOTCH JPM WOULD NEED $1.7B ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT 2 NOTCHES - how about three notches? JPMORGAN: MAY HOLD SOME SYNTHETIC CREDIT POSITIONS LONG TERM - "Level 3 CDS FTW" "As of March 31, 2012, the value of CIO's total AFS securities portfolio exceeded its cost by approximately $8 billion"
As a reminder, the CIO unit is where Bruno Iksil was making $200 billion-sized bets. Basically JPM has suffered massive losses at its CIO group most likely due to its IG/HY positions held by Iksil.
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In theory I agree. In practice that will destroy the economy.
We are no longer a place that makes and sells things.
I do believe I have heard assertions to that effect over the years.
This is bad news.. I bank at JP Morgan Chase..
Oh the media can’t be bothered with news like this, that whole Obama Biden gay thing is goin on...
Crank up the printing presses. JPM is going to need a large cash infusion.
A backdoor QE3? OXI!
4.2 Billion? That sounds so. . quaint... Is that a lot?
Tip of iceberg. ZeroHedge commenters giving up numbers up to $80B.
Should this be read as “get your money out of Chase”? I’ve no clue, but have been debating it for a while.
I’d pull my millions out of there.
Seriously, I change banks.
At this rate, the Fed might as well cut to the chase and just start distributing printing machines to keep up with the demand for “free money.”
That little can is now a 55 gallon drum.
Don’t forget that Jamie Diamon was huge Obama supporter and bundler and was considered “Obama’ s favorite banker”.
Watch what they do next, it one or all of the following :
- QE 3
- Passing the Volker Rule
- opportunity for Obama to stand up to those much hated bankers
Trust no one.
In all fairness I’m quite happy with Chase and I refuse to go to another bank.. Unless somehow the BOA buys out Chase or a different bank buys out Chase.
I nominate that for post of the day.
Between M2M and bundled bad mortgages you have one of the most stupid situations in the world of finance.
You could have millions of dollars of solid property bundled together with a few bad ones. Due to the bad ones no one will buy the bundle. And so its ‘market’ value goes to zero. Though its backed by millions of dollars of hard, real assets that better than cash.
I hope Mr. Sarbanes and Mr. Oxley are proud of their Frankenstein monster.
It's going to get destroyed sooner or later no matter what, and the longer you put off the inevitable the worse it's going to be.
In theory, I agree.
But you have to look at what we allowed to be made. This won’t be a quick crash, with rebuilding following. This will be the end of the Western (and maybe world) economy for a long time. A lot longer than most seem to think.
“(By the way - doesnt the FED hold untold billions of these inflated assets???)”
The guys at Zerohedge were on this LAST WEEK, especially after Goldman’s Friday call for another round of QE (Free Taxpayer Money).
They really do front-run the markets, although the doomage gets tiring, at times.