By Daryl Montgomery: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) revealed yesterday that one of its traders, Bruno Iksil, was responsible for a $2 billion loss in the last six weeks. Apparently, little has changed since 2008 when the irresponsible activities of the big banks and trading houses almost brought down the world financial system.
By Michael T. Snyder: When news broke of a 2 billion dollar trading loss by JPMorgan (JPM), much of the financial world was absolutely stunned. But the truth is that this is just the beginning. This is just a very small preview of what is going to happen when we see the collapse of the worldwide derivatives market. When most Americans think of Wall Street, they think of a bunch of stuffy bankers trading stocks and bonds.