Chapter 11 Filings Soar, C&I Lending Growth Stalls (Unpeaceful, Uneasy Feeling)

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by Anthony B Sanders
Real GDP growth is above 3%, unemployment rate is near 4%, and other economic indicators are flashing green. Yet, I have an unpeaceful, uneasy feeling.
Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) filings are rising and are back to Great Recession levels.

Another indicator, commercial and industrial lending from commercial banks, is approaching a flat stall. Even real estate lending is slowing again YoY.

Throw in our Federal government debt of over $20 trillion and skyrocketing consumer debt,

So, The Federal Reserve was wildly successful in terms of lowering interest rates and encouraging the Federal government and households to gorge on debt. Wait, households are responsible for the Federal debt!
Perhaps we are already gone!

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2 thoughts on “Chapter 11 Filings Soar, C&I Lending Growth Stalls (Unpeaceful, Uneasy Feeling)

  1. “Real GDP growth is above 3%, unemployment rate is near 4%…”
    Perfect example of ‘Figures don’t lie, but liars figure’

  2. If the GDP and unemployment figures are true, why are so many small businesses shut down and people homeless? The objective reality and the narrative don’t line up. Send in the clowns!

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