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davefairtex
By davefairtex on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 - 3:27pm

US Credit Growth - TCMDO Components - Chart of the Day

Here's your chart of the day: Credit Growth in the US by sector.  We care about credit growth if we are politicians or the Fed because credit growth directly affects unemployment.

If credit shrinks, economy slows down, unemployment rises - and politicians get tossed out of office.  And that would be bad.  And after all, national policy right now really is only about the next two years.

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davefairtex
By davefairtex on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - 2:05am

Japan Credit Growth - Is Deflation Over?

The biggest problem the Fed has with causing inflation is getting people to borrow.  They have moved heaven and earth to spur borrowing, but an over-indebted nation more or less refuses to take on new debt at a rate that would make the Fed happy.

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davefairtex
By davefairtex on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 - 11:42pm

2013 Q4 Fed Z1 (Flow of Funds) Report

The Fed's quarterly Flow of Funds report came out today; its the Fed's big report that looks at the state of the credit markets in the US - households, banks, large and small companies, and governments.  The report lags by two months; the report released today is as of Dec 31, 2013.

Why do we care?  We care about credit because in general as credit goes, so goes the economy.  If credit grows, so will GDP.  If credit shrinks, we get deflation, and contraction, and all the rest.

Ok, so what happened?

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 - 9:49pm

Chris Discusses Market Instability on RTTV

For those looking for Chris' additional thoughts on the market instability he wrote about yesterday in Everything Is Being Sold, watch this interview with RTTV's 'Prime Interest':

 

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