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

U.S. Leveraged Loan Index Rating Breakdown: 2008 vs. 2019

U.S. Leveraged Loan Index Rating Breakdown: 2008 vs. 2019 Since 2008, this chart shows that U.S. leveraged loans are getting lower ratings. Any drop in the credit ratings could also amplify the next recession. Image: Standard & Poor’s Leveraged Commentary & Data, UBS

Leveraged loans pose risks as corporate debt increases

Leveraged loans pose risks as corporate debt increases A leveraged loan is debt issued by a company that has below investment grade credit ratings and a considerable amount of debt with high interest rates. In this video, Brian Cheung of Yahoo Finance, explains why leveraged loans pose risks as corporate debt increases.