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 Post subject: JP Morgan
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:05 am 
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So JP Morgan (who I've invested in in the past, but I'm not in right now) is apparently going to settle with the US government for a jaw-dropping 13 BILLION dollars for their role in the sub-prime mess. And that's just to settle the civil claims - they would still be open to criminal prosecution after that. I guess that helps reduce the accusations that the government has gone too easy on the banks for the financial meltdown.

Actually in this case I think it's pretty unfair on JPM. Most of the bad loans/practices were actually by Bear Stearns...who the government pressured JPM into buying. That seems to me a little like forcing a company to hire illegal aliens, and then prosecuting them for doing so.

Anyway...I wonder if them settling makes it a good stock to buy now? Removes at least some of the uncertainty. I still think all the banks have a lot of upside ahead as the recovery continues. I'm in BAC and C right now...but JPM is definitely a higher quality bank.

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 Post subject: Re: JP Morgan
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:46 am 
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I like it, as long as it doesn't stop at JPM. all of them need to have repercussions. Too bad is taken 5 years....

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