JPMorgan: The Stress Test and Dividends

Last week, the Federal Reserve reported that 17 of the nation's 18 largest banks passed this year's round of stress tests. Among those making the grade was JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  ) . The question this week is whether the Fed will allow JPMorgan to return more capital to shareholders by means of a higher dividend or share buyback program. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses why he thinks the chances of this are good.

With big finance firms still trading at deep discounts to their historic norms, investors everywhere are wondering if this is the new normal, or whether finance stocks are a screaming buy today. The answer depends on the company, so to help figure out whether JPMorgan is a buy today, I invite you to read our premium research report on the company today. Click here now for instant access!


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  • Report this Comment On March 14, 2013, at 7:53 PM, breakBofAnow wrote:

    Jamie Dimon Resigns From JP Morgan,

    Says, “Put Bankers In Jail”

    Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase

    Long recognized as a less corrupt institution than competing banks such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays, JP Morgan has come under fire in recent months for a number of trading scandals. Most notably the bank lost over $6 billion on bad derivatives bets in

    the notorious London Whale fiasco.

    But in his resignation letter Dimon did not limit his reasoning to recent events, explaining that he is disgusted by the behavior of investment banks during the financial crisis.

    "Over four years has passed since the greatest financial collapse in the history of this nation," Diamond recounts, "and still no one on Wall Street has been held accountable for the crimes which have been committed.

    "Washington says they can't find one single banker guilty of fraud. I can think of 15 people off the top of my head who should be behind bars.

    "Why aren't more people in jail? If you rob a bank, you go to jail. If a bank robs you, it gets a bailout. We need to end this cycle of impunity on Wall Street. And I am prepared to testify against my fellow bankers if need be.

    "I don't know why I've held my nose for so long. Honestly it was probably the money. But I started doing yoga last month, and have been thinking about researching Buddhism. I'm ready to turn over a new leaf, and find something else besides money upon which to base my self-worth and value as a human being. "

    THATS WHY NOBODY WILL HELP ON FORCLOSURE FRAUD !!!!!

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