The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics from across the investing world.

JPMorgan Chase's shares started out the year on a tear, up 40% at one point. Its first-quarter earnings showed the increasing strength in its loan businesses (both in new business and in the performance of prior business). But then a $2 billion trading loss threw a monkey wrench into the works. As we head for the halfway point of the year, its shares are still slightly higher than when it began. In the video below, Anand weighs in with his thoughts on JPMorgan's stock now (hint: he remains bullish with a caution). 

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