Interest Payments on the U.S. National Debt

Interest Payments on the U.S. National Debt The chart shows that net interest payments on the U.S. national debt are on the rise again, despite low interest rates. Image: PEW Research Center

91.2% Correlation Between Gold Price and U.S. National Debt

91.2% Correlation Between Gold Price and U.S. National Debt According to the National Inflation Association, there’s 91.2% correlation between gold price and U.S. national debt. The U.S. government’s public debt is now more than $22 trillion. Over the long term, the price of gold could continue to rise as debt increases. Image: U.S. Global Investors

National Debt of the United States from 1934 to 2019

National Debt of the United States from 1934 to 2019 $22 trillion national debt number is huge. As a comparison, that’s more than the GDP of New Zealand, Singapore and Norway combined. Image: howmuch.net

Global Debt

Global Debt IIF expects the global debt load to exceed $255 trillion in 2019, largely driven by the United States and China. Image: Institute of International Finance

China Debt to GDP

China Debt to GDP China’s increase in debt is massive and now exceeds 300% of GDP. Image: Institute of International Finance

China: Chinese Firms Reliance on USD-denominated Debt

China: Chinese Firms Reliance on USD-denominated Debt Chinese firms reliance on USD-denominated debt is lower than other emerging markets. But a weakened yuan would hurt Chinese firms. Image: Institute of International Finance

Global Debt Nears Record

Global Debt Nears Record Global debt hits $246 trillion (or 320% of GDP) and is just $2 trillion shy of all-time high. You may also like “Total Debt by Sector for Developed & Emerging Economies.” Image: International Monetary Fund

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index Before a coming recession, watch closely the financial conditions indicator. It provides an update on US financial conditions in money markets, debt, equity markets and the traditional & “shadow” banking systems. This superb indicator is key for forecasting the future. If financial conditions tighten sharply, then it indicates a…

Who Owns Different Countries’ Government Bonds?

Who Owns Different Countries’ Government Bonds? About 70% of the U.S. national debt is owned by domestic government, institutions investors and the Federal Reserve. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research