Originally posted on Michael E Kelley:
Multiple charts exist which predict another recession soon!
Normally I am a very positive person. But recently I found not one but two charts which show we could have a repeat of the recent Great Recession.
The first chart above shows how the Federal Reserve and Quantitative Easing have allowed financial institutions to run wild again. In summary, leveraged lending is out of control. For two years, leveraged loans have risen as fast and to a greater level than 2007, the year before the Great Recession.
The New York Times reports that leveraged lending is greater and the associated rules more lax than in 2007. Here is a portion of a news report.
What can’t be denied, however, is that standards in the leveraged loan market have become much looser in recent years. The companies that have taken out the loans are on average much…
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