Hedge Fund Gross / Net Exposure (Leverage)

Hedge Fund Gross / Net Exposure (Leverage) Hedge fund net exposure rose to 75%. This is the highest level in over two years. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Net Leverage

S&P 500 Net Leverage S&P 500 net leverage has gone up. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Leverage in the U.S.: Households and Corporations

Leverage in the U.S.: Households and Corporations This chart shows the divergence between U.S. non-financial corporations leverage and households leverage. U.S. corporation debt reached a record level of $10.12tn. Image: Gavekal, Macrobond

U.S. Corporate Leverage

U.S. Corporate Leverage U.S. corporate leverage is high and close to its previous peak on a net debt to EBITDA. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. High Yield Bonds and Leverage Loans

U.S. High Yield Bonds and Leverage Loans The pace of downgrades has accelerated in the U.S. leveraged loan market, despite declining interest rates. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Median Stock Net Leverage

S&P 500 Median Stock Net Leverage Net leverage of the median S&P 500 companies reached new highs, above 1.8. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Hedge Fund Gross and Net Leverage

Hedge Fund Gross and Net Leverage Despite the trade war, hedge fund leverage remains high, compared to the average level of the last five years (aggregated data from Goldman Sachs Prime Services, as of August 19, 2019; should not be relied upon as a comprehensive view of the market). Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Corporate Leverage in the U.S.

Corporate Leverage in the U.S. U.S. corporate debt is high. This chart shows that U.S. corporate leverage is close to its previous peak on a net debt to EBITDA. You may also like “U.S. Leveraged Loan Index Rating Breakdown: 2008 vs. 2019.” Image: Credit Suisse Research