Foran tells us that if you dig down into the results you see JPMorgan is uncertain about their ability to grow revenue and their cautious about their ability to lower expenses. And Foran says that’s not just a JPMorgan problem. It’s an industry problem.
Guy Adami is also bearish. "In terms of a read through for other banks, if things are bad at JPMorgan they're probably twice as bad at BofA."
"Investment banking wasn't good at JPMorgan," adds Karen Finerman. (Fees from investment banking dropped 31 percent.) That bodes poorly for Goldman and Morgan ," adds Karen Finerman.
The ever bullish Joe Terranova sees a bright spot. He says "mortgage production revenue was up at JPM." Also fewer customers were late paying bills. "I think that bodes well for Wells Fargo and I'm long WFC."
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