That is Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. offering his view on the outlook for the economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic…
Speaking to MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle in an interview that aired on Tuesday, the billionaire CEO of the nation’s largest bank by market value forecast a tough road ahead for recovery from out of the recession that Americans currently find themselves mired in.
The bank boss noted that that the pandemic and the government and central-bank response to it have created a disconnect between the real economy and stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, 1.01% rising on Tuesday and the S&P 500 index SPX, 0.49% within a stone’s throw of its record high and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, 0.10% having produced 32 record closing peaks already in 2020.
Meanwhile, millions of people are out of work as the spread of the disease has forced an extension, and sometimes a reimposition, of business closures intended to limit the contagion, while Congressional lawmakers have failed to agree upon additional stimulus for those out-of-work Americans after stimulus measures ended at the end of last month.
Dimon said that the public-health crisis would eventually impact incomes.
“We can’t be doing this a year from now and think that it won’t cause devastation in the economy,” he said of talks from lawmakers about providing a fresh round of assistance to individuals.
Dimon said that the pandemic created by the spread of the novel strain of coronavirus is likely to have lasting effects well into the future, as consumers remain skittish about returning to and achieving some semblance of normalcy in the near term.
“There’s going to be some scar tissue from this one, but we have a chance to recover,” the CEO said.
In a separate interview with CNN, Dimon said that he was…
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