zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/08/2015 15:31
Once upon a time the health of the US consumer was gauged by one simple thing: how much credit card debt did US households take on in any given month. Which makes sense: American consumers would not go out and spend on credit unless they felt strongly […]
trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev / December 26, 2014
Household debt deleveraging is one of the key forces currently still working through the Western economies, suppressing investment and spending, and supporting precautionary savings. The U.S., having entered the Great Recession ahead of many other economies, armed with stronger consumer-centric systems of insolvency and personal […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/12/2014 16:04
Quite a week!!
WTI’s 2nd worst week in over 3 years (down 10 of last 11 weeks) Dow’s worst worst week in 3 years Financials worst week in 2 months Materials worst week since Sept 2011 VIX’s Biggest week since Sept 2011 Gold’s best week in […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/11/2014 16:08
Because everyone knows…
Yet another Hindenburg Omen today… (note yesterday’s very late crash in stocks managed to invalidate one of the indicators factors but the cluster remains unviolated overall)…
gata.org / by cpowell / December 8, 2014
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
In an interview today with Russia Today’s Sophie Shevardnadze, Sir Howard Davis, former deputy governor of the Bank of England and former director of the London School of Economics, makes the most elementary mistake in his objection to restoration of a […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/24/2014 14:31
Auto loan delinquency rates jumped nearly 13% in the last year, according to a new report by Transunion, with young (under-30) Americans seeing a 17.8% surge in 60+ day delinquency rates, as auto loan debt rose for the 14th straight quarter to $17,352. While these are […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 11/21/2014 20:53
There are two words that should strike fear in the hearts of any rational-thinking citizen of the world – Paul Krugman. Wondering why? As Alhambra’s Jeff Snider notes, we already know of at least one respect where Krugman (as a stand-in at least for the Keynesian perspective […]
zerohedge.com / by RCube Global Asset Management / 11/18/2014 08:20 -0500
“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” – James Russell Lowell, American poet.
Please find below a great guest post from our good friends at Rcube Global Asset Management. In this post our friends go through the growing divergence in […]
silverseek.com / Michael Kilbach / November 7th, 2014
To identify “buying opportunities” in “extreme” situations, we identify historical extreme situations and use them for a benchmark. Provided that a correction occurs in an active bull market, the insights from this kind of analysis can be very helpful.
Most should agree that the credit crisis was […]
Fridson: Distressed managers will have "plenty to do" in next cycle; predicts a cumulative HY default rate of 33% in 2016-19. #CFAFI
— Charlie Henneman CFA (@CHenneman) October 16, 2014
zerohedge.com / by Charlie Hennemann via CFA Institute blog / 10/31/2014 20:27
Of all the noteworthy moments from the 2014 CFA Institute Fixed-Income […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Michael Shedlock / October 19, 2014
Huky Guru posted a couple of interesting charts on his blog today about shrinking credit but rising percentage of nonperforming Spanish bank loans: NPLs of banks rebounded to 16.59%. Seven points higher than in the 1994 crisis.
Spanish Bank Shrinking Credit
wolfstreet.com/ by Wolf Richter / October 13, 2014
Profit on subprime is just too juicy to resist.
We called them “note lots.” People with terrible credit could go buy an old beater there. Ideally, it worked like this: you walked in with $500 cash. The dealer showed you a “cream puff” he’d bought for $500. […]
gata.org / By Huw Jones, Reuters / October 11, 2014
LONDON — The $700 trillion financial derivatives industry has agreed to a fundamental rule change from January to help regulators to wind down failed banks without destabilising markets.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and 18 major banks that dominate the market will now […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/10/2014 20:26
While the memory of a financial market participant can be measured in nanoseconds, it appears that the average American has also become goldfish-like as RealtyTrac reports a total of 797,865 home equity lines of credit were originated nationwide, up 20.6% from a year ago and the highest […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/07/2014 15:19
The summer rebound is well and truly over, and the latest nail in the short-lived rebound came moments ago when the Fed reported that in August, consumer credit rose by only $13.5 billion: only because it was far below the $20 billion expected and a plunge […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 6, 2014
Easy come, easy go. A few months ago, GT Advanced Technologies was still riding Apple’s iPhone-hype coattails. The company makes sapphire displays. And Wall Street had been puffing up its stock by proffering the hope that these displays would end up in the iPhone 6, and […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/01/2014 16:09
Well that escalated quickly. It appears “bad-news-is-bad-news” once again as ADP was the only saving grace and was just not bad enough to be good (or good enough to comfort escape-velocity-believers). For the 3rd day in a row, stocks saw an opening dump, European close pump, […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 30, 2014
Reader Mike wonders how interest can ever be repaid in a credit-based economy.
I wonder if you would be able to comment on this from Bill Gross in For Wonks Only:
“A credit-based financial economy (as opposed to pure cash) depends on an […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/29/2014 22:52
We have explained the complications of China’s monetary policy efforts, trade-financing shenanigans,‘peculiarly stable’ headline macro data in the face of collapsing real data, and the ‘hangover’ effect ofChina’s seemingly-terrified-for-reality-to-peek-through credit injections… but sometimes, a brief 30 second clip is all that is needed to explain just how […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/29/2014 16:06
Heavy volume and volatile price action early in stocks and high-yield credit markets subsided later in the day as despite several big stocks in the red, the indices jammed higher in the last hour desparate to get positive (on terrible volume) but failed. Treasury yields fell […]