Managing Wall Street’s ‘Winner Effect’

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

Wall Street is not known for self-examination. Colossally bad bets and spectacular losses are more often treated as individual failures than systemic ones; risky behavior is seen as a sign of intestinal fortitude, not foolishness. In the wake of the multibillion-dollar trading loss at JPMorgan Chase (JPM)—considered the best in the …

The JPMorgan Trade: Time for a Special Counsel

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Better Markets sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder, calling for the appointment of a special counsel in connection with the multibillion-dollar trading loss at JPMorgan Chase & Co. What’s at stake is very important, and goes to the heart of whether Americans still have faith that the judicial …