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. Picture source: Standard & Poor’s Leveraged Commentary & Data, UBS

Delinquency Rate of Student Loans since 2003

Delinquency Rate of Student Loans since 2003 The delinquency rate of student loans is higher than credit card delinquency, auto loans and mortgages. The main reason is that the interest rate on student loans can be very high. Picture source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Commercial and Industrial Loans Continue to Accelerate in the U.S.

Commercial and Industrial Loans Continue to Accelerate in the U.S. That’s a positive sign for the U.S. economy. Indeed, U.S. banks wouldn’t be lending if they were concerned about the economic situation. Past three recessions saw bank loans negative year over year.

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.