CEO Jamie Dimon bets on J.P. Morgan Chase, to the tune of $26 million

Maybe if he bought a billion dollars it might improved confidence… Now, if he really wanted to improve confidence he’d resign… (and turn himself in).

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Dimon bets the farm on the House of Morgan…

Chairman said to buy 500,000 shares to boost confidence in banking industry

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive James Dimon bought 500,000 of his bank’s shares on Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.

The $26 million purchase is designed to stem the tide of negative sentiment overwhelming bank stocks this year. The big-ticket stock purchase from one of the country’s most well-known bankers followed a 20% decline in J.P. Morgan’s JPM, -4.41% share price so far this year and a broader selloff that has hit big banks such as Citigroup Inc. C, -6.50% and Bank of America Corp. BAC, -6.84% particularly hard.

Bank stocks have fallen about twice as much as broader stock-market averages this year as investors fret over slowing economic growth, falling energy prices and the possibility that interest rates will fall, a tough…

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