Here's a look at this morning's banking and finance headlines:
- Investor Warren Buffett is now about $1.5 billion underwater on his Bank of America stock, as the Charlotte bank's shares dipped below $5 yesterday, the Wall Street Journal's Deal Journal blog reports.
- Some money managers say it's a good time to be a U.S. stock investor, as long as you're in it for the long haul, Reuters writes.
- Check out CNBC's winners and losers of the financial world.
- And in another ranking, take a look at Fortune's worst stocks of 2011.
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon defended himself and other targets of Occupy Wall Street protests, Bloomberg reports.
- Investors are flocking toward dividend-paying stocks for their steady returns in a volatile market, the Wall Street Journal says.