NEW YORK ( DailyFinance) -- As the bank earnings season begins Friday with the first report from JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), investors have something new to salivate over: the prospect of long-absent dividends. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon became the latest to raise this enticing prospect when he said his bank could pay out up to a dollar in dividends per share, likely in the second quarter, once the Federal Reserve gives its approval following a stress test for the nation's largest 17 banks. "We will be adequately capitalized even in a stressed situation, so when they finish these tests, we're hopeful we'll be allowed to go back to paying normal dividends," Dimon told investors at the bank's health care conference this week in San Francisco.
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