from Silver Doctors:
In what CNBC calls ‘a stupid decision‘, JP Morgan has reportedly sold $25 billion in profitable bonds and securities to offset trading losses from its IG9 derivatives crisis.
If it was merely an effort to prop up earnings for JPM’s Q2 report we would agree, but this is more likely JP Morgan LIQUIDATING CAPITAL TO MEET MASSIVE MARGIN CALLS OVER ITS ESCALATING INTEREST RATE SWAP LOSSES, which we have discussed are reportedly close to $100 Billion. Bankers are not fools, throwing good money after bad. If JPM sold $25 billion in profitable positions, it is because IT WAS FORCED TO.
JPMorgan Chase has sold an estimated $25 billion of profitable securities in an effort to prop up earnings after suffering trading losses tied to the bank’s now-infamous “London Whale,” compounding the cost of those trades.