Posts Tagged ‘borrowed’

“…the world has been binging on debt like never before.

The International Monetary Fund reported last month that total nonfinancial-sector debt has ballooned to an all-time record of $152 trillion… while the global debt-to-GDP ratio has also soared to an all-time high of 225%, up from 200% just 14 years ago.

Worse, we’re seeing record debt at the government level, the corporate level, and the consumer level (via auto and student loans, in particular). The boom in corporate borrowing is especially concerning…

U.S. companies have already borrowed $1.4 trillion this year to date, according to data firm Dealogic. This is on pace to shatter last year’s previous all-time record of $1.5 trillion.

Unfortunately, most are using this money to refinance existing loans… buy back stock and pay dividends… and finance expensive (and often questionable) mergers and acquisitions. This will do little to help the economy. But it greatly increases leverage… and risk.” -Justin Brill

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Borrowed Money

Posted: July 17, 2016 in Money Matters
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“Rather than creating new assets, low-cost money borrowed from tomorrow bids up existing assets today.  It produces no new learning or value and leaves no way to pay back the debt.” -George Gilder

“Rather than inheriting lump sums of money, they’ll inherit an interest in a ‘family fund’.  The purpose of that fund is to help individual family members enrich their lives.  But how they do that must make sense.

Children can borrow from the fund.  But if they do, they must return the borrowed money with interest.  They can use the money to start businesses or pursue educations, but they can’t use it to buy sports cars or yachts.

They should also help the fund grow in value.  That way, when they die, it’s larger than it was—large enough to help their own children.” -Mark Ford

Debt Chain

Posted: February 12, 2016 in Debt
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“Far, far, far too much money – mind-boggling amounts – has been borrowed by people and countries that are not creditworthy.  These debts are going bad.  The chain reaction is starting.  And nobody knows exactly what will happen next because the world has never seen so much bad debt before.” -Porter Stansberry

Far, far, far too much money – mind-boggling amounts – has been borrowed….  Students have borrowed $1 trillion for college.…  Roughly 90% of GM car buyers finance their purchases.  And as recently as 2014, 83% of their loan book was subprime, with a shocking amount categorized as ‘deep subprime’.  Deep subprime is essentially people who don’t have a credit rating or people who are currently in bankruptcy.” -Porter Stansberry

It’s good to have nice things and to get an education, but these things must be done responsibly and according to need.

“The purpose of the fund [family fund] is to help individual family members enrich their lives…. Children can borrow from the fund. But if they do, they must return the borrowed money with interest. They can use the money to start businesses or pursue educations, but they can’t use it to buy sports cars or yachts.” -Mark Ford

“It (Chinese government) even pulled out a few stops we never heard of before.  These include allowing investors to use their homes – many of which are bought with borrowed money – as collateral for margin loans.  Debt on top of debt: That ought to get things moving!” -Bill Bonner