Household debt first increase in 4 years largely driven by massive increases in student debt. Auto loans showed increase volume in sub-prime loans.
In a recent post we discussed how personal income growth is having tough go at the current economy. However, with incomes largely stuck in the quicksand of a mediocre economy for the working class, we see that the elixir of spending is back at the table again. Debt spending is making up for the lack […]
Reinventing GDP: US GDP to be revised in July by adding “intangibles” to the tune of $500 billion. The make believe economy.
The US debt-to-GDP ratio is now quickly reaching insurmountable levels. It is interesting that a paper citing this issue is now being openly discredited as if this is reason enough to put on the rocket boosters of quantitative easing. Japan has gone so far off the deep end that they are now intervening in their […]
Crossing the debt Rubicon. Does debt even matter? Over $5 trillion in Federal debt now held by international and foreign investors.
In most economic literature there seems to be a tipping point at which a nation enters a precarious state in which too much debt has been taken on. A typical point occurs when a country hits a point where annual GDP is surpassed by total outstanding debt. We recently crossed that threshold. Another long-term trend […]
The phony economic deception machine – JP Morgan Chase CEO earns $23 million in 2011 while 2.7 million foreclosures are filed in the US. GDP at record levels but employment figures down by 5.3 million from their peak.
The US economic and political system is doing an excellent job sealing off opportunities for millions that aspire to be part of the middle class. Many are starting to realize that the system is rigged in favor of large financial institutions and those with political connections. The idea of raw success based on talent can […]
Top 10 States make up 55 Percent of United States GDP. 6 of the top 10 States have Unemployment Rates over 10 Percent.
It should come as no surprise that the economic production of each state is not evenly divided. There are many variables including population, industrial base, and regional specialties. With this deep recession it is important to get an understanding of how things are divided in the United States. It is easy to get into the […]
20,000 Americans Lose Their Job Each day but we Still Bailout Wall Street and Banks: 4 Charts Highlighting this Historical Financial Crisis. GDP, Inflation, Industrial Production, and Excess Reserves.
Four banks and one credit institution failed on Friday. This is now becoming a common Friday ritual. On February 13 four banks were also taken over by the FDIC. Multiple bank failures on one day are now growing in size. Yet the FDIC is quickly blazing through their insurance fund and soon, the taxpayer is […]
Stock Market Volatility Back Again: The S&P 500 has had 3 Major 10+ Percent Moves to Downside Already in 2009: -13.8%, -14.4%, and -11.1%. Market Volatility a Sign of Unhealthy Markets, and We’ve only gone through 2 Full Months.
The S&P 500 has lost 26% of its value in 2009 and we are only in March. This comes on the back of the S&P 500 losing 36% of its value in 2008. Market volatility is typically a sign of major uncertainty and while we did have a slightly stable period once we bounced off […]