Household Debt as a Proportion of GDP

Household Debt as a Proportion of GDP Household debt levels in China are equivalent to those in advanced economies. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Household Debt and World Trade

U.S. Household Debt and World Trade This chart shows the pretty good correlation between U.S. household debt and world trade. Picture source: Oxford Economics, Macrobond

U.S. Debt Ratios to GDP (Household, Corporate, Government)

U.S. Debt Ratios to GDP (Household, Corporate, Government) U.S. households remain far less in debt than during the Great Recession, but U.S. corporate debt continues to rise rapidly and has exceeded record levels . Picture source: Pictet Wealth Management

The 10% Richest Households in the U.S. Own Almost 70% of All Wealth

The 10% Richest Households in the U.S. Own Almost 70% of All Wealth The 10% richest households in the US used to own 60% of all wealth. Now they own almost 70%. Inequality: you may also like “U.S. Net Worth by Wealth Bracket.” Picture source: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Is U.S. Household Debt a Problem?

Is U.S. Household Debt a Problem? Not really, right now. Actually, the level of household debt alone does not tell an accurate picture of the current situation. However, U.S. household debt to GDP is much lower, U.S. household debt service payments as a percent of disposable personal income  and U.S. household financial obligations as a percent…

Who Is Buying U.S. Equities?

Who Is Buying U.S. Equities? The only buyer of US equities remains corporates, not households and institutions. Picture source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Investment Strategy

Detecting and Measuring Asset Bubbles

Detecting and Measuring Asset Bubbles Detecting and measuring asset bubbles is not always an easy task. This chart puts into perspective the current U.S. households financial assets to GDP and the U.S. federal debt as percentage of GDP.

Who Actually Owns the Equity Market?

Who Actually Owns the Equity Market? Most of the equity market is owned by households and mutual funds. But ETFs and foreigners continue to gain share. Picture source: Bianco Research