May 4 2016

New banking normal where lending $2 increases GDP by $1: US bank credit up 44 percent since 2008 while GDP up 21 percent.

Remember a time when people used to be cautious when it came to taking on debt?  Probably vaguely since the entire U.S. economic system is built on “gold” and “platinum” credit cards being shelled out to people that can’t afford an ounce of either.  In the mail I’m receiving overwhelming offers for credit cards and […]

Oct 6 2012

The tipping point for global debt – total global needs to grow to $213 trillion by 2020 just to sustain current growth.

Every so often markets forget that too much debt is a bad thing.  We are already seeing inflation in many items and the standard of living being pushed lower for many Americans thanks to policies that crush the US dollar and allow the Fed to expand its balance sheet without congressional approval.  There are consequences […]

May 23 2011

Day of reckoning for commercial real estate in 2012 – largest amount of loans maturing next year as $150 billion in CRE debt comes due. Federal Reserve running out of options in hiding financially disastrous real estate loans.

The Federal Reserve has tried its best to hide the secrets of past banking blunders deep in its balance sheet.  Commercial real estate (CRE) loans made in haste during the real estate bubble are part of this national disgrace in banking folly.  As the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury digitally print the dollar into oblivion […]

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