Is It Time to Break Up JPMorgan?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and analyst Jason Moser discuss topics across the investing world.

Mike Mayo, a leading bank analyst, recently floated the idea that JPMorgan Chase should consider selling off some of its business lines. He felt that the bank was not best-in-breed across the breadth of its businesses, and that it needed to do something about that. John and Jason discuss this bold recommendation, and then offer their outlook on JPMorgan.

The financial heavies, like JPMorgan, are getting a lot of press these days. And much of it is negative. But there's one small bank that's flying under the radar. It has some of the best operational numbers you'll ever see. The Motley Fool featured it in its brand-new free report: "The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying." We invite you to download a free copy. To find out the name of the bank Buffett would probably be interested in if he could still invest in small banks, just click here.

At the time this article was published Jason Moser has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, and has the following options: short APR 2012 $21.00 puts on Wells Fargo and short APR 2012 $29.00 calls on Wells Fargo.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmerican Express Company. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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