Does This Remind You of Previous Market Crash Conditions

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Figure 1. Chart from The Scariest Chart in the Market.

Let’s look at a few of the issues involved:
[1] The standard reason for raising interest rates seems to be concern about inflationary impacts occurring as a result of rising food and energy prices. In practice, the impact of such an interest rate change can be quite severe and quite delayed. 


Where The Real Growth Is

The Daily History of the Debt Results

Historical returns from 02/08/2018 through 02/16/2018
The data for the total public debt outstanding is published each business day. If there is no debt value for the date(s) you requested, the value for the preceding business day will be displayed.

Debt Held by the Public vs. Intragovernmental Holdings )

Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding
02/08/2018 14,824,326,747,989.38 5,670,311,228,891.24 20,494,637,976,880.62
02/09/2018 14,981,023,162,801.12 5,688,056,245,607.00 20,669,079,408,408.12
02/12/2018 14,982,037,239,613.26 5,691,879,130,981.60 20,673,916,370,594.86
02/13/2018 14,982,497,795,737.89 5,699,328,006,707.53 20,681,825,802,445.42
02/14/2018 14,984,392,864,937.32 5,685,213,436,247.58 20,669,606,301,184.90
02/15/2018 15,018,135,646,693.34 5,692,067,963,556.40 20,710,203,610,249.74
02/16/2018 15,067,669,907,305.63 5,692,488,169,025.05 20,760,158,076,330.68


US Pays Up to Auction $179 Billion of Debt in a Span of Hours

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Bloomberg21 hours ago

Concerns about the U.S. borrowing cap had forced the Treasury to trim the total amount of bills it had outstanding, but with the latest debt-ceiling drama over, the government is now busy ramping up issuance. Financing estimates from January show that the Treasury expects to issue $441 billion in net marketable debt in the ..
US short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008

Reuters18 hours ago

Tuesday’s auctions made up more than half of the $258 billion in Treasury debt supply scheduled for sale this week, which is projected to raise nearly $48 billion in … Concerns about an expected surge in federal borrowing have escalated after a major tax overhaul late last year which is estimated to add up $1.5 trillion to ..

Italian election: Italy faces debt crisis WHOEVER wins vote – analyst … hours ago

Scrutiny of the Italian parties’ election manifestos shows the cost of carrying out their pledges will dwarf current spending and make sovereign debt soar, making Italy’s financial crisis more “explosive” than ever. A study by Italian newspaper la Repubblica shows Matteo Renzi’s Partito Democratico (PD), for example, …

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A $295 Billion Fund Says Central Banks May Top Inflation Targets

Bloomberg8 hours ago
“We are now in a transition from an environment in which inflation clearly was not meeting central bank targets to one in which inflation will meet those targets — but … With inflation still under control and well below targets at central banks in the U.S., Japan and Europe, there are now reasons to indicate its return isn’t far off …

Health care costs are going to sting more

Yahoo Finance20 hours ago

Health care costs are likely to put more stress on the family budget during the next decade. The amount of money Americans spend on health care is likely to rise by about 5.5% per year for the next several years, according to new government projections on health spending through 2026. Spending on health will most likely ..


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