Aside from the strong showing in trading business, JPM still has some work to do to perk up the bank's other segments. With growth looking pretty lethargic across the board, I wonder if JPM will turn to the old, reliable merger and acquisition discussions. This is often the first idea to get growth going again. However, management's comments didn't suggest any type of deal was on the table. That said, it was nonetheless encouraging management didn't seem too rattled nor concerned about the subpar first-quarter results. Given that the performance was on-par with the rest of the sector, this stance was understandable.