Should Dimon Step Down?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which financial and economics sector head Ilan Moscovitz and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.

With the news of JPMorgan Chase's shocking $2 billion loss continuing to reverberate around markets, some are calling for the CEO's head. He was, after all, apparently intimately involved in the bet. Several executives have already resigned -- should Jamie Dimon be next? No, says a Motley Fool analyst. At least not based on what we know so far about the trade -- though Dimon should probably back off from his efforts to undermine rules that could have prevented this sort of disaster.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith and Ilan Moscovitz have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendGoldman Sachs. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't 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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