Jamie Dimon sees the best economic growth in decades, more than 4 Fed rate hikes this year

Jamie Dimon said the U.S. is headed for the best economic growth in decades.

“We’re going to have the best growth we’ve ever had this year, I think since maybe sometime after the Great Depression,” Dimon told CNBC’s Bertha Coombs during the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. “Next year will be pretty good too.”

Dimon, the CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase, said the growth will come even as the Fed raises rates possibly more than investors expect. Goldman Sachs predicted four rate hikes this year and Dimon said he would be surprised if the central bank only raises four times.

“It’s possible that inflation is worse than they think and they raise rates more than people think,” Dimon said. “I personally would be surprised if it just four increases.”

He added, “if we’re lucky, the Fed can slow things down and we’ll have what they call a soft landing.”

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