Sunday, August 12, 2012
JPM's $150 Billion FDIC Reality Adjustment
Jamie Dimon Just Admitted To The World That JPM's Assets Are Overvalued By $150 Billion
It's easy to see on the PDF:
Go to page 9. Under the wipeout scenario JPM describes a $50 billion trading loss turning into a $200 billion loss as soon as the FDIC takes over. Why... ? Because JPM says they would expect the FDIC to immediately writedown JPM's assets by an additional $150 billion.
Holy mark to bullshit. Jamie Dimon just admitted to the world that JPM is mis-marking assets to the tune of $150 billion.
It gets better. Go to page 10. The chart shows that they only have $184 billion in equity, minus the $50 billion loss, minus 'the $150 billion fdic reality adjustment', which leaves them in a negative equity position of (-$16 billion).
So, we can extrapolate that without this phantom loss of $50 billion, JPM's real equity position is just $34 billion currently, not the $184 billion on their books.