Jamie Dimon, the Executive Chairman CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has made predictions about the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes, suggesting a forthcoming pause.

However, he also highlights the potential impact of quantitative tightening on risk-asset investors. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dimon expressed his views on the appropriate course of action for the Fed and cautioned about the potential consequences of inflation and the effects of quantitative tightening.

Pause in Rate Hikes: Dimon suggests that a pause in rate hikes is likely necessary at this point. He acknowledges the substantial increase in basis points and believes that a temporary halt in raising interest rates is warranted.

However, he cautions that investors should be prepared for the possibility of rates going up again due to stickier inflation.

Inflation Concerns: Dimon believes that inflation will be more persistent than initially anticipated, leading to the need for future rate increases.

He emphasizes the importance of being prepared for potential rate hikes after the pause. Dimon’s remarks indicate his belief that inflationary pressures will require the Federal Reserve to take appropriate measures to control them.

Quantitative Tightening: Dimon also raises concerns about the potential impact of quantitative tightening. He highlights the transition from quantitative easing, which has been in effect for the past 15 years, to quantitative tightening.

Dimon suggests that the effects of this tightening might be harsher than expected, leading to increased volatility in the market.

Preparing for Higher Interest Rates and Longer-Lasting Inflation: In his letter to shareholders in the JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2022 Annual Report, Dimon emphasized the bank’s preparedness for potentially higher interest rates and longer-lasting inflation.

He noted that the consequences of over a decade of quantitative easing and the rapid expansion of the money supply are likely to affect various asset classes, including stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, meme stocks, and real estate.