Jamie Dimon Calls for Government Shutdown to "End Immediately"

“The U.S. economy is kind of like a ship that’s going it’s going, ex- the shutdown 2 to 2.5 percent and that’s going to keep going for a while,” said Dimon. “Then you have all this other noise, geopolitical noise, Brexit noise, what’s the Fed going to do, … shutdown, trade. They’re kind of buoys in the water in front of that ship. Eventually that may very well cause a slowdown or a recession. I don’t know 2020 or 2021, but the range of possibilities is broader and the range of bad outcomes is increasing.”

Within the backdrop of the capital markets is the ongoing government shutdown, which is now heading into its 35th day. Dimon said a combination of sound policies communicated clearly to the public is in order.

“The thing we have to do is facts, analysis, details and not just slogans — policies well done and explained to the American public as opposed to slogans and policies that’s implemented and doesn’t work,” Dimon added.

Leveraged Treasury Bear ETF Heads Higher

The benchmark 10-year yield ticked higher to 2.755, while the 30-year yield rose to 3.062. Meanwhile, short-term yields like the five-year went up to 2.592 and the two-year yield rose to 2.598.

The Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3X ETF (NYSEArca: TMV) rose 1.68 percent as bond prices fell while yields went higher.

TMV seeks daily investment results equal to 300 percent of the inverse of the daily performance of the ICE U.S. Treasury 20+ Year Bond Index. The fund, under normal circumstances, invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse or short leveraged exposure to the index equal to at least 80% of the fund’s net assets. The index is a market value weighted index that includes publicly issued U.S. Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of greater than 20 years.
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