Does the year 2000 and 2007 ring any bells? The drop in the #DowJones to bear market territory took 8 MONTHS. Oct 2007 – June 2008… It’s coming faster this time.

As the household net worth (purely debt) as a % of disposable income (“wealth effect”) gets above 600%, savings rates seem to drop sub-5% in unison; then net worth dissipates rapidly. 2018 has the largest divergence in modern history.

 
h/t @OccupyWisdom
Just looking over some 2008 financial crisis data….
The drop in the #DowJones to bear market territory that everyone remembers took 8 MONTHS. Oct 2007 – June 2008.
The latest drop in the Dow, that nobody is worried about was > 10%, in 14 DAYS.
It’s coming faster this time.


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Money is no longer free for the federal government, and interest payments are going to start squeezing the budget again
For most of the past decade, fixed-income investors have effectively been telling the U.S. government: Borrow more money! Please!

A simple quantitative measure of this sentiment has been the yield on inflation-indexed five-year Treasury bonds (aka Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS), which has been below 1 percent since September 2009 and spent much of the time since then in negative territory. Yes, investors have been paying the U.S. government to take their money.

 

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