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“Without the discipline of honest money and honest interest rates, the entrepreneurs have no way of knowing whether their project is worth doing or not.” -Bill Bonner

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Leveraged Loans defined:

“…arranged by a syndicate of banks, to companies that are heavily indebted or have weak credit ratings.” -IMF

“…are effectively provided to companies already swimming in debt.” -Nomi Prins

“That was all good and well when interest rates were super low, making it easier for companies to borrow oodles of money,”

“This year, leveraged loan issuance reached an annual rate of $745 billion. That’s nearly the same as the prior record of $762 billion in 2007 before the financial crisis and just a bit less than last year’s record of $788 billion globally.”

“‘One out of five cannot pay its monthly bills.’

What will happen to these people when interest rates rise and easy credit disappears?” -Bill Bonner

  • Despite the long bull market, more Americans today have more debt than money in the bank than at any point since 1962, according to Deutsche Bank.
  • American household savings levels are at levels last seen in December 2007… right before the economy slipped into a recession that spurred the global financial crisis.
  • And total U.S. consumer debt – credit cards, auto loans, and student loans – just surged by the most in two years to $3.8 trillion.
  • And government debt is creeping toward a $1 trillion deficit per year. The national debt has topped $20 trillion.

 

If these folks can’t save or make their payments in a strong economy… how will they do it when interest rates go up and the next inevitable recession hits?

The answer is that they won’t.

-Steve Longenecker

“Not for nothing do we have such a preposterous financial system.  The borrower buys things he doesn’t need with money he doesn’t have.  The lender lends money that no one ever earned or saved, at the lowest interest rates in history, to borrowers who can’t pay it back.” –Bill Bonner

“Politicians all over the world are predicting that banks will charge depositors (you) money for storing cash in negative interest rate currencies.  It’s a perversion of saving.  It’s a perversion of capitalism.  It’s a perversion of planning for the future.” -Brian Hunt

“Not for nothing do we have such a preposterous financial system.  The borrower buys things he doesn’t need with money he doesn’t have.  The lender lends money that no one ever earned or saved, at the lowest interest rates in history, to borrowers who can’t pay it back.” –Bill Bonner