Free Writing Prospectus
Filed Pursuant to Rule 433
Registration Statement No. 333-177923
Dated May 2, 2012
JPMORGAN STRATEGIC VOLATILITY INDEX PERFORMANCE DETAILS
May 1, 2012
JPMorgan Strategic Volatility Index
jpmorgan strategic volatility index performance details
J.P. Morgan Strategic Volatility Index (the "Index") Performance -- Bloomberg JPUSSTVL Index
2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct0 Nov Dec Year to
JPUSSTVL Index 5.42% 6.32% 5.54% -1.24% 16.83%
2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index -1.73% -0.53% -6.12% 6.30% 1.08% -4.08% -10.24% 34.04% 23.44% -20.11% 2.67% -2.84% 11.94%
2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index -0.17% 4.40% 6.10% -0.46% 0.98% -11.52% 10.16% 8.03% 7.50% 5.97% -2.19% 1.63% 32.55%
2009 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index -3.47% 10.25% 4.32% -0.97% 3.13% 4.59% 7.66% 4.09% 7.14% -1.49% 9.04% 6.20% 62.43%
2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index -5.42% 1.43% -3.48% 3.67% 10.41% -8.25% -9.72% 5.42% 4.32% 75.78% 19.55% -3.63% 95.49%
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index 2.49% -7.47% -8.54% 3.30% 2.68% -4.13% 3.77% 11.89% -8.04% 5.16% -6.17% 5.15% -2.28%
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Full Year
JPUSSTVL Index -1.17% 0.94% 2.49% 2.44%
Please see key risks on the next page for additional information. Source: J.P.
Morgan. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. "JPUSSTVL Index"
refers to the performance of J.P. Morgan Strategic Volatility Index (Bloomberg:
The level of the Index incorporates the daily deduction of (a) an adjustment
factor of 0.75% per annum (the "index fee") and (b) a "daily rebalancing
adjustment amount" that is equal to the sum of (1) a rebalancing adjustment
factor of between 0.20% and 0.50% per day (depending on the level of the VIX
Index), applied to the aggregate notional amount of each of the VIX futures
contracts hypothetically traded that day and (2) an additional amount equal to
the rebalancing adjustment factor of between 0.20% and 0.50% per day (depending
on the level of the VIX Index) applied to the amount of the change, if any, in
the level of the exposure to the synthetic short position. Unlike the index fee,
the rebalancing adjustment factor is not a per annum fee. The level of the Index
and the value of the notes will be adversely affected, perhaps significantly, if
the performance of the synthetic long position and the contingent synthetic
short position in the relevant VIX futures contracts, determined based on the
official settlement prices of the relevant VIX futures contracts, is not
sufficient to offset the daily deduction of the index fee and the daily
rebalancing adjustment amount.
Hypothetical, historical performance measures: Represents the monthly, 2012 year
to date, and full calendar year performance of the Index based on as applicable
to the relevant measurement period, the hypothetical back tested daily closing
levels from September 19, 2006 through July 30, 2010, and the actual historical
performance of the Index based on daily closing levels from July 30, 2010
through April 30, 2012. The hypothetical historical values above have not been
verified by an independent third party. The back-tested, hypothetical historical
results above have inherent limitations. These back-tested results are achieved
by means of a retroactive application of a back-tested model designed with the
benefit of hindsight. No representation is made that an investment in the notes
will or is likely to achieve returns similar to those shown. Alternative
modelling techniques or assumptions would produce different hypothetical
historical information that might prove to be more appropriate and that might
differ significantly from the hypothetical historical information set forth
above. Hypothetical back- tested results are neither an indicator nor a
guarantee of future returns. Actual results will vary, perhaps materially, from
the analysis implied in the hypothetical historical information that forms part
of the information contained in the table above.
 Any securities we may issue linked to the Index may result in a loss, and
are exposed to the credit risk of J. P. Morgan Chase and Co.
 The Index has limited operating history.
 The reported level of the Index incorporates the daily deduction of (a) an
index fee of 0.75% per annum and (b) a "daily rebalancing adjustment
amount" (on the previous page).
 The daily rebalancing adjustment amount is likely to have a substantial
adverse effect on the level of the Index.
 The Index may not be successful and may not outperform any alternative
 Strategies that provide exposure to equity volatility, which are subject to
significant fluctuations, are not suitable for all investors.
 When the synthetic short position is activated, your return on the notes is
dependent on the net performance, not the absolute performance, of the long
and short positions.
 Due to the time lag inherent in the Index, the exposure to the synthetic
short position may not be adjusted quickly enough to offset loss or
 The Index comprises only notional assets and liabilities.
 The Index is an excess return index and reflects the performance of an
uncollateralized investment in futures contracts.
 Our affiliate, J. P. Morgan Securities Ltd. ("JPMSL"), is the Sponsor and
Calculation Agent for the Index and may adjust the Index in a way that
affects its level.
 The Index is subject to risks associated with futures contracts.
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