JPMorgan Chase & Co.

a leading global financial services firm and banking company

JPMorgan Chase & Co. est. 1924

The current JPMorgan & Chase Co. is a result of a combination that took place in 1996 of the following businesses: Chase Manhattan Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank One, Bear Stearns, Washington Mutual, Chemical Bank, Manufacturers Hanover, First Chicago Bank, National Bank of Detroit, Texas Commerce Bank, Providence Financial, and Great Western Bank.

SUBSIDIARIES: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Chase Bank USA, National Association; Custodial Trust Company; JPMorgan Chase Bank, Dearborn; J.P. Morgan Bank and Trust Company, and National Association.

FOUNDER: J. Pierpont Morgan

CURRENT CEO: James Dimon

Chief competitors of the firm include Bank of America, Citigroup Inc., and Wells Fargo & Company.

Factors of Production

SERVICES: Branch Banking, ATM, Online Banking, Credit Cards, Loans, Finances, and Private Banking.

EMPLOYMENT: 258,967 globally; 5,614 branches employing 63,500 (second to Wells Fargo)

NET WORTH: 189 Billion

How has the company been doing?

Over the past few years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has experienced a general increase in profit and business. Even with cyber attacks and money loss, the firm has grown.

Trading Information

SYMBOL: JPM

STOCK EXCHANGE: NASDAQ, NYSE

52 WEEK HIGH/LOW: $62.49/$52.97

AVAILABLE SHARES: 55,439

DIVIDEND: $0.40

RATINGS:

Market Watch Analyst: market is bullish, prices are in weight to buy

Hulbert-Interactive: market is bearish, there are many downgrades

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Hacker Opinion

I believe that a security breach would motivate more buyers to purchase stock in JPM because the prices are likely to be lowly weighted.

Consumer Side Opinion

I believe that JPM's turn away from Wall St. will ultimately hurt its trade, but the tilt toward consumers will benefit the firm overall.

Reflection

Would I buy stock in JPM?

Personally, I would not buy JPM because the company is beginning to shy away from the stock market, and I feel it will hurt the value of their stock. I'd consider buying JPM in the future because I want to see what happens to the value after the company changes are steady.

What has my profit/loss been for the stock game so far?

So far, I am down about 5.6%. I've lost over $5,000, but I'm working my way to the top ;)

What have a learned about investing?

I've learned that investing in companies has a high risk factor because the market can change very quickly and drastically. There is no guarantee that one would make money in the stock market. In order to make sufficient money in a relative period of time, one would need to invest a significant amount of money into a company, not knowing what might happen to the stock. Buying and selling stock also takes a lot of strategy. Without buying when the stock is low and selling when its high, a trader will not make money. Investing can be a money-maker or a money-taker.