Delinquency Rate on All Loans and Recessions

Delinquency Rate on All Loans and Recessions In recent history, the delinquency rate trended upward before the recession began. Today, it is declining and does not suggest a recession is looming.

Distribution of Student Loan Borrowers by Balance

Distribution of Student Loan Borrowers by Balance Interesting chart showing that most student loan debts range between $10,000 and $25,000. You may also like “America’s Student Debt by State.” Picture source: ValuePenguin

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.

Zombie Companies on the Rise

Zombie Companies on the Rise Investor demand for leveraged loans and artificially low interest rates have created zombie firms. Picture source: Quick Factset

America’s Student Debt by State

America’s Student Debt by State Student loan debt has more than tripled over the last decade to $1.5 trillion. You may also like “Distribution of Student Loan Borrowers by Balance.” Picture source: howmuch.net

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.” Picture source: Credit Suisse Research