During the Financial Crisis, consumers deleveraged by walking away from their debts. And now, with 20 million people still claiming unemployment insurance? (transcript of my podcast)
Other options also shaky. Central banks leery of Chinese RMB, its share still irrelevant. Euro’s share is stuck. But the yen’s share has been rising.
During the Financial Crisis, consumers deleveraged by walking away from their debts. And now, with 20 million people still claiming unemployment insurance?
Consumers cut back on applying for credit cards, and the Fed is not amused.
No Wonder the Cry Babies on Wall Street are clamoring for more. Five SPVs, already on ice, will expire on December 31.
Well, not markets. Fed-managed paper exchange.
But the problemita of pulling the rug out from under the entire banking system still needs to be addressed.
Why do bondholders and leveraged speculators have to be enriched, instead of providing fiscal relief to the unemployed and small businesses? That’s the question.
An increasingly important question, because someone always has to buy this debt – and it’s not just the Fed. But the share of foreign holders is waning.
Only Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are still active.