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 as % of GDP

Global Debt as % of GDP Sharp spike in global debt, which reached a new record of 331% of GDP. Image: Institute of International Finance

Federal Debt Held by Public and Annual U.S. Deficit

Federal Debt Held by Public and Annual U.S. Deficit The U.S. budget deficit may quadruple in 2020 to almost $4 trillion, and the stimulus will take the U.S. national debt to wartime levels. Image: Bloomberg

U.S. Dollar Debt Outside The United States

U.S. Dollar Debt Outside The United States The amount of U.S. dollar-denominated debt outside the United States has hit a new record high Image: Institute of International Finance

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index and Recessions

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index and Recessions This indicator provides an update on U.S. financial conditions in money markets, debt, equity markets and the traditional & “shadow” banking systems. If financial conditions tighten sharply, this suggests a coming slowdown or recession.

Global Debt Hits a Fresh Record

Global Debt Hits a Fresh Record Global debt hits a record high of nearly $253 trillion, or 322% of global GDP. Image: International Monetary Fund

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