10 biggest trading losses in history

POSTED: 06:22 AM PDT Jul 13, 2012    UPDATED: 02:20 PM PDT Jul 13, 2012 

As JPMorgan picks up the pieces in the wake of a $5.8 billion trading loss, check out the 10 biggest trading losses in history.

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6. $2.5 Billion: Aracruz- The world’s biggest eucalyptus-pulp maker lost $2.5 billion in 2008 for inaccurately betting on their once-successful currency, the Brazilian real. Busted foreign exchange trades led to the huge loss.


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