derivatives trading

U.S. Investors, Take Note: The Robin Hood Tax May Be Coming

It's a simple idea: Levy a tax on stock, bond, and derivatives trades so small that it only impacts speculators and the biggest high-speed traders, and use the proceeds to fight poverty and climate change. In Europe, it's gaining momentum, and the U.S. could be next.

JPMorgan Lost $6 Billion? Buy! Buy! Buy!

In May, JP Morgan Chase spooked investors with news that it had racked up $2 billion worth of losses on derivatives trades. Then last week we learned that the loses were much worse -- and the markets sighed with relief.

JPMorgan's 'London Whale' Losses May Hit $9 Billion

JPMorgan Chase & Co is under renewed scrutiny in the wake of a The New York Times report that losses from a bungled credit-derivatives trade could be as much as $9 billion, much more than earlier estimated.

Jamie Dimon Quickly Filets the London Whale's Costly Trades

After all the furor surrounding JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion-plus loss on a massive derivatives bet, it now looks like it mya have been "tempest in a teapot" after all. JPMorgan has already exited 70% of the "London Whale" positions that got the bank into hot water.