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Live Senate Hearing On JPMorgan Prop Trading Loss

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Sadly the man who thought (with good reason) he was more important than the Chairsatan (until the whole CIO fiasco blew up in his face of course), Jamie Dimon, will not be there (and will thus not be available to provide an update on the CIO's losses to date, which are likely orders of magnitude greater than the $2 billion benchmark previously disclosed, but that does not mean today's Senate hearing on lack of regulatory oversight and massive bank prop losses will be any less interesting. From C-Span: "The Senate Banking Committee will hold an oversight hearing on efforts to overhaul the regulation of derivatives. Lawmakers will focus on the steps the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are taking to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, and their efforts to reduce systemic risk and improve market oversight. The session also will spotlight J.P. Morgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss, which is under investigated by the FBI and the SEC." We, for one, can't wait to find out what the FBI's trained CDS forensic experts discover on this one...

From the Senate Banking Committee:

COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Implementing Wall Street Reform: Enhancing Bank Supervision and Reducing Systemic Risk.” The witnesses will be: The Honorable Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury; The Honorable Daniel K. Tarullo, Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; The Honorable Tom Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; The Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg, Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Those who will be testifying:

    The Honorable Neal S. Wolin
    Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    The Honorable Daniel K. Tarullo
    Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    The Honorable Thomas J. Curry
    Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

    The Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg
    Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    The Honorable Richard Cordray
    Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Live webcast below, begins at 10 am Eastern (also live on C-Span 3):

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:00 | 2499049 midgetrannyporn
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The FBI and SEC will be busy licking Dimon's sack.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:03 | 2499068 battle axe
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Or a reach around...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:06 | 2499085 Pladizow
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A further waste of tax payer money!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:08 | 2499098 Global Hunter
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Actually if ended and went no further than felatio we'd all be a lot better off

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:34 | 2499207 Colombian Gringo
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Of course Dimon didn't show up, since the conclusions are predetermined. Dimon will make more money, JPM will be bailed out, and US taxpayers will foot the bill, ass fisted again by the banksters.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:49 | 2499576 hedgeless_horseman
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Can I get some Freedom Fries with this Big Nothingburger?

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:01 | 2499905 Papasmurf
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With a 15 oz "double shot" coke.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:29 | 2500022 Hugh_Jorgan
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Actually, I'm pretty thirsty I think I'll take the big upgrade to the newly resized NYC 15.9oz "Double Gulp"

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:24 | 2499747 eatthebanksters
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I'm almost looking forward to the 'GREAT RESET'.  Maybe then some real justice will be doled out.  I am amazed at the mindset of people like Geithner and Summers that we need to keep confidence in the financial system to keep it from imploding.  My question is how do we maintain our confidence when we know crooks like Dimon, Blankfein and Pandit (just to name a few) are in charge of so much of our money?  How do we remain confident when criminals aren't prosecuted for their crimes?  I guess morals, ethics and integrity don't have a place in the world of finance.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:09 | 2499102 jcaz
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LOL- yep, the fact that Dimon doesn't bother to show up himself says it all-  dog and pony show deluxe.....

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:05 | 2499080 Ruffcut
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There are Business to Business relationships and other types towards consumers.

These sessions are Assholes to Assholes.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:08 | 2499094 fiercekitty
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LOL!!!!  Good one.  No, GREAT one!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:05 | 2499083 LeBalance
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pindar position of fealty.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:58 | 2499295 WallStreetClass...
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Dimon teabags SEC, FBI....more at 11...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:01 | 2499052 RobotTrader
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Imagine the wild bets those guys are going to be making in order to "catch up" to their peers.

We are going to see a lot of JPM traders trying to "make their year" by buying low grade screamers off the lows.

Crappy names like Pulte Homes, already up 7% today.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:08 | 2499078 razorthin
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I took TNA and ERX yesterday, thank you.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:09 | 2499103 CvlDobd
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People are trading futures all night for big gains these days. That is my theory on the TPX collapse.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:15 | 2499120 francis_sawyer
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The day AFTER the move, we'll be sure to hear about it from you...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:01 | 2499054 Boilermaker
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Who cares?

The DOW is soaring and so is my 401(k)?



Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:06 | 2499075 GeneMarchbanks
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Great encapsulation of the general sentiment. Kudos.

Even so, it's always good to be able to talk about it for the sake of therapy.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:07 | 2499092 Global Hunter
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Retail you're the last one left, turn out the lights and close the door when you give up on this rigged game for good :)

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:09 | 2499101 fiercekitty
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Just as I read your comment, the Van Halen song I am listening to proclaimed, "You'll get some leg tonight for sure!!"

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:13 | 2499114 CvlDobd
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So you levered up at the 200 day just like the FRBNY? Well done retail!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:02 | 2499057 Amish Hacker
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There's the problem in a nutshell: over-compensated and under-investigated.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:07 | 2499090 rehypothecator
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Under-investigated?!  They've held plenty of hearings on MF Global, but without a single indictment.  The real problem is that the criminals in government are too cozy with the criminals in corporations.  They're the same criminals, just going back and forth, and they look out for their own.  

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:59 | 2499297 Matt
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All animals are equal, but pigs are more equal.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:07 | 2499328 Nobody For President
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Didja notice how each and every one of the dudes testifying is titled: "The Honorable..."

Good thing truth in advertising laws don't apply.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:14 | 2499118 JohnKozac
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Could they ppleeze stop calling these people "Honorable"!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:01 | 2499059 mess nonster
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Apparently, a coven of mongeese will now oversee the fox that rules the henhouse.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:02 | 2499063 yabyum
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I thought JP Organ had the best interests of their customers at heart.....fuck me!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:04 | 2499073 midgetrannyporn
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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:03 | 2499067 LeBalance
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/pardon off/

senators are bank empoyees.

theater of the absurd.

many words, tantilizing inferences, strong emotion, >>> meaningless

/pardon on/

it is no longer even amusing.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:03 | 2499069 bigwavedave
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You mean the F.B. Aii ?

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:03 | 2499070 razorthin
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"Prop Trading Loss"

Ha!  No hedging there.  To the gallows!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:05 | 2499081 Temporalist
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Gold and silver are both outperforming most major markets...again.


Soros and Paulson are bulish the precious belying the past articles.  EZ collapse my be approaching.

Gold Bugs Defy Bear-Market Threat With Soros Buying


Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:11 | 2499110 fiercekitty
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Ooooh, Spooky Dude is buying gold again!  Time to load up the boats.. :P

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:06 | 2499086 Global Hunter
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Will they address Jamie Dimon as "Honorable Jamie Dimon" or is the term honorable reserved for people with government jobs rather than shadow government jobs?

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:30 | 2499183 GMadScientist
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I'm sure he'd prefer Emperor, but in prison (yeah, right), he'll be known as "Gumby" (after some unfortunate encounters between his teeth and various hardened-steel obstacles).

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:07 | 2499091 mendolover
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Wondering if there will be any mention of JPM's interest rate swap activity.  Doubting it.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:14 | 2499116 DarkestPhoenix
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The article has a typo by saying JPM's loss is "under investigated" by the FBI/SEC.

On second thought, it's actually correct. 

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:45 | 2499257 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"Freudian Slip!":)

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:16 | 2499121 Paul Atreides
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Honorable?!!?! what in the fuck have any of these guys done that his honorable...I would very much like to take my claymore to their jugulars and reclaim the word.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:18 | 2499132 rehypothecator
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Claymores being what they are, you could even take your claymore to their big toe and it would serve as well.  In any case, please do.  

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:47 | 2499564 Chaffinch
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I think maybe one of you is talking about a Claymore which is a two- handed sword, and the other is talking about a Claymore which is an anti-personnel mine.
I'm not fussed which one gets used...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:18 | 2499133 LULZBank
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Jamie playing Catch me if you can.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:19 | 2499139 eclectic syncretist
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Maybe they'll sanction JPM's negative reserve ratio.


FYI - Bank reserve requirements by various governments around the world.


Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:20 | 2499141 marketcycles79
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Citigroup - upgrade

major technical pattern explained.



Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:21 | 2499146 Temporalist
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Without watching I can tell everyone what Jamie Dimon says:

"Don't blame the bankers."

Just like last year and the year before that...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:23 | 2499151 optimator
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You'd think they could read better than that.  Didn't their masters rehearse them?  It looks like one of the old Politburo meetings.

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