Friday, December 9th, 2016 MST

Category: Monetary Crisis

Still another debt problem

The official federal government debt now stands just a tad over $19.5 trillion.  Yet few talk about it, and even fewer are concerned. Off-balance sheet liabilities (commitments that have been made but funds not set aside for) are some where north of $100 trillion dollars.  Rarely talked about.

Driving the markets

Central bank actions and expectations of central bank actions are driving investment markets: the bond markets, the equity markets and the metals markets.  Economic news does not move the markets, except that markets move on how investors think that central banks will react to economic news.

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