Tag: household debt

Household Debt Sees Biggest Jump In 15 Years As Americans Rely More On Credit Amid Soaring Inflation

American households saw their debt jump the most in 15 years in the third quarter, due to a surge in credit card use and mortgage balances. Debt accumulated during that period shot up by $351 billion for the largest quarterly increase since 2007, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Nov. 15….


Here Is What Stagflation Looks Like

Commentary Yes, we have some stagflation. Subsequent to the pre-COVID peak in Q4 2019, real final sales of domestic product have slowed to a crawl, rising by just0.73 percent per annum during the last 2.5 years. We much prefer this measure over real GDP because it removes the abrupt inventory swings from quarter to quarter, which…


U.S. Household Saving Rate Vanishes, Credit Card Debt Soars

Commentary The U.S. consumption figure seems robust. A 0.9 percent rise in personal spending in April looks good on paper, especially considering the challenges that the economy faces. This apparently strong figure is supporting an average consensus estimate for the second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) of 3 percent, according to Blue Chip Financial Forecasts. However,…


US Household Debt Hits Fresh Record High of Nearly $16 Trillion, NY Fed Says

Total U.S. household debt surged to a fresh all-time high of nearly $16 trillion to kick off 2022, the latest Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) data showed. According to the Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, household borrowing surged by $266 billion, or 1.7 percent, in the first quarter to $15.84 trillion….


Americans’ Household Debt Hit Nearly $16 Trillion in Q1 2022

Household debt in the United States increased in the first quarter of 2022, reaching $15.84 trillion despite rising inflation and interest rates, according to a report on Household Debt and Credit published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That’s $1.7 trillion more than at the end of 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic…


Bank of Canada Warns of Rising Risks From Household Debt, and a Hot Housing Market

OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada says its concerns are mounting that households are piling on too much debt and posing what the central bank says is a key vulnerability to the economy. In its latest financial system review, the Bank of Canada said Thursday that many households have taken on large mortgages compared with their income,…