One possible factor that could derail a potential rate hike is the trade wars, particularly between the United States and China. The Trump administration announced it would be moving forward with imposing a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that includes a step-up increase to 25% by the end of the year.
Less than 24 hours later, Beijing announced it will impose $60 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. goods beginning on Sept. 24.
“The president raised very, very good issues (on China),” said Dimon, but also said tariffs are “not a great way to go about it” as they “could easily offset some of the benefits from regulatory reform and tax reform.”
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