Three of America’s biggest banks just watched $84.5 billion worth of deposits disappear in a single quarter.

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citi all recorded an outflow of deposits in Q3, according to each bank’s most recent reports.

JPMorgan Chase’s new Q3 earnings report details a $31 billion decrease in deposits from $2.387 trillion to $2.356 trillion. Wells Fargo reported a $7.1 billion decrease from $1.3474 trillion to $1.3403 trillion, while Citi recorded a $46.4 billion drop from $1.3199 trillion to $1.2735 trillion.

Despite the drop in deposits, JPMorgan Chase recorded a net income of $13.2 billion.

Zooming out, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows deposits across all commercial banks are down from an all-time high of $18.203 trillion in August of last year to $17.365 trillion at time of publishing.

In a statement to shareholders, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon issued an alert on global tensions and a fresh warning on the potential for future rate hikes.

Dimon says we’re now living through what could be the most dangerous era the world has seen in decades.

“Currently, U.S. consumers and businesses generally remain healthy, although, consumers are spending down their excess cash buffers. However, persistently tight labor markets as well as extremely high government debt levels with the largest peacetime fiscal deficits ever are increasing the risks that inflation remains elevated and that interest rates rise further from here.

Additionally, we still do not know the longer-term consequences of quantitative tightening, which reduces liquidity in the system at a time when market-making capabilities are increasingly limited by regulations. Furthermore, the war in Ukraine compounded by last week’s attacks on Israel may have far-reaching impacts on energy and food markets, global trade, and geopolitical relationships. This may be the most dangerous time the world has seen in decades. While we hope for the best, we prepare the firm for a broad range of outcomes so we can consistently deliver for clients no matter the environment.”

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