JPMorgan Chase & Morgan Chase JPM (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon is not the kind of person to discuss the stock markets.
But the CEO has made it clear he is comfortable talking about a number of topics, including the market’s performance, the economy and how he expects the market to do in the future.
Dimon made the comments in a conversation with CNBC’s Joe Kernan on Thursday.
“I don’t talk about the markets.
I’m just going to talk about everything that matters to me and the way I think the markets are going to do this year,” Dimon said, according to a transcript of the interview.
“I know we have a great year, a very, very strong year.
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to be giving you anything about the market.
The market’s not going to care about that.”
Dimon, who is currently on vacation, declined to comment further on the CNBC interview.
However, he did offer his own thoughts on the market, saying it is important to keep in mind that the market is not perfect.
“The markets have been doing a very good job of staying very much under control and doing well for the last few years, and that’s the way it should be,” Dimons remarks said.
“We’ll see if we can stay on track and do even better.
It’s important to stay focused on what you need to do and to try to keep the momentum going.”
Dillon said JPMorgan is looking to grow its sales force.
The bank has about 8,400 employees, including more than 600 sales associates and executives, and has been in the midst of a massive restructuring to shed $9 billion in assets.