Category Archives: Debt

Who Is Funding The U.S. Budget Deficit?

Here is a little teaser for our coming post on the Treasury market, which should be out tomorrow.  The latest data is from the Flow of Funds just posted by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB). Note,  less gold (Fed) and … Continue reading

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A World Awash In Sovereign Debt

    Source:  World Economic Forum (WEF) If you add up all the money that national governments have borrowed, it tallies to a hefty $63 trillion.  – WEF  

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Alan Greenspan on Debt, Deficit, Tax Cuts – Bloomberg

Excellent interview.   Upshot?  Inflation cometh. Apr.18 — Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan joined Bloomberg Television for a wide-ranging discussion about U.S. debt, the current rate hike path, Europe’s new direction and his reading assignment for the Republicans. … Continue reading

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Europe’s Bad Debts Still Haunt The Euro Banks

Looks like the new “Iron Curtain” in Europe is the non-performing loans (NPLs)  in each country’s banking system.    Greece and Italy stand out. For European banks, it’s a headache that just won’t go away: the 944 billion euros ($1.17 … Continue reading

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COTD 2.0: Gross Public Debt – AEs vs EMs

(COTD = Chart of the Day)

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The Sermon On The Mount[ain Of Debt]

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – President Herbert Hoover The Hoover administration thought there was no room and was ideologically opposed to fiscal expansion to stimulate aggregate demand.  Furthermore, Keynesian theory was not even … Continue reading

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COTD: China Levers Up As ROW Does Opposite

We knew that credit expansion is the mother’s milk of economic growth,  but even this chart surprised us.   The global nominal private non-financial debt level x/ China has been flat since 2008.   As in flat in nominal terms not as … Continue reading

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COTD: Guess Who Is Growing And Who Is Not?

We will give you a hint: …credit is the mother’s milk of growth; without credit the economy cannot flourish. And credit cannot flow freely without a well-functioning financial system. – Mark Zandi But as Japan and the others illustrate, there’s … Continue reading

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