U.S. and Euro Area Composition of Corporate Credit

U.S. and Euro Area Composition of Corporate Credit Great chart showing that the U.S. is a market-based financial system, while the Euro Area is a bank-based system with 80% of bank loans. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Credit Spreads on High-Quality U.S. Corporates

Credit Spreads on High-Quality U.S. Corporates Credit spreads on high-quality U.S. corporates are widening and are flashing a warning sign for markets. Image: Gavekal, Macrobond

U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Spreads

U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Spreads Credit spreads in U.S. high-yield bonds have collapsed. Can high yield spreads only increase from current levels? Image: Topdown Charts

U.S. Corporate Bond Ownership

U.S. Corporate Bond Ownership More than 25% of U.S. corporate bonds are held by insurance companies. Many investment grade investors are not allowed to hold junk-rated bonds. Any drop in the credit ratings could amplify the next recession. Image: NBF Economics and Strategy

U.S. Consumer vs. Corporate Debt

U.S. Consumer vs. Corporate Debt This chart puts interest rates on non-prime consumer credit accounts into perspective vs. CCC corporate bonds. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Negative Yielding European Corporate Bonds

Negative Yielding European Corporate Bonds Now, €1.1 trillion of European corporate bonds yield are below zero: exactly half of the European high-grade credit market. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch