Consumer Debt

Shell Games

July 12, 2018

Much has been made about the deleveraging of the US consumer since the Great Recession. Most economists agree that consumers are now in much better financial condition thanks [...]

What Deleveraging?

June 20, 2017

Over the past few years you’ve probably heard an economist or two talk about “deleveraging.”  Deleveraging simply means debt reduction, and you’ve [...]

Deleveraging

March 5, 2014

Consumer debt balances have begun to grow again, which is either a positive or a negative depending on your perspective. If you are most concerned about near-term economic [...]

Watch the Chinese

March 2, 2011

China’s central bank has been engaging in policies designed to slow inflation over the past several months. The central bank has raised interest rates several times, and it [...]