- Jamie Dimon Warns JP Morgan Bracing For “Potentially Catastrophic” US Default Debt-Ceiling Battle Drags On
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Now that Janet Yellen has confirmed Oct. 18 is the “drop dead” for Congress to lift the federal debt borrowing limit, progressives are pushing even harder against the Democratic leadership, which is stuck between appeasing the “Squad”, and moderates like Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Markets are starting to get anxious as there’s no obvious path toward raising the debt limit and passing the Dems’ financial agenda.
So, with stocks in free-fall on Tuesday, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon told Reuters that America’s biggest bank by assets has begun preparing for the possibility that the debt ceiling might not be lifted in time. Dimon said that while he ultimately expects politicians to find a solution, a “catastrophic event” like what Yellen described during her Senate testimony today could still be imminent.