The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world. There's a lot of bad news coverage coming out about JPMorgan in recent days, mostly revolving around the unexpected announcement of its $2 billion-plus in derivatives trading losses. But there are some still some good points we can highlight. Three that pop to mind are its best-in-class nonperforming loan rate, its dividend yield, and its low price-to-tangible book value. Weighing the pros and cons, Anand still believes JPMorgan is a buy (albeit a very risky one). He explains in the video below.

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