Quite a day for JPMorgan Chase & Co. The infamous trading loss has ballooned to $4.4 billion. The Chief Investment Office's synthetic
group is being shuttered. CEO Jamie Dimon says recent events are limited to the CIO division and the bank believes it has " put most of this problem behind us." The board is continuing to review whether more action is required as a result of what transpired in the CIO.
As for earnings, the net income came in miles ahead of expectations, but it's littered with one-time items. Strip it all away, and it looks like a miss.
Dimon is trying to reassure investors, saying JPM's fortress balance sheet is still strong. His Q&A with analysts at 7:30 a.m. ET should be
fascinating. We'll have it all covered, with Paul Bagnell doing the heavy lifting. Let's evaluate whether Dimon has done enough to restore his reputation,
and ask guests if investors should touch JPM shares today.
And don't forget Wells Fargo is also reporting.
We're also staring at a round of economic Whack-A-Mole.
Here's where our mallets come into play: Moody's cut its rating on Italian debt two notches to Baa2, leaving it barely above junk status.
No need to rattle through the rationale, let's cut straight to the chase: is Mario Monti's government at risk of facing a buyer's strike when it goes to
Let's continue connecting the dots back to Canada. Mark Carney's central bank faces big decisions next week. We need to set expectations.
A highlight of BNN's programming today will be David Darst. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's chief investment strategist sits down for a long
chat on Business Day.
Also ahead, we've got U.S. consumer sentiment at 9:55 a.m. ET, Dell's annual meeting at 9, and a speech from the Atlanta Fed president at 1:20 p.m.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
has hit the runway in Norway, purchasing a 75 percent stake in Helly Hansen. We need to know more about the apparel maker.
As for the frenzy in recent days about Canada's new money wilting under the blazing heat, the Bank of Canada tells us there's no evidence the polymer in
your pockets can't stand up to the rigours of summer.
Every morning Managing Editor Marty Cej writes a "chase note" to
BNN's editorial staff listing the stories and events that will be in
the spotlight that day. In Marty's absence today's note was written by
BNN's assignment editor Noah Zivitz.