Friday, October 31, 2014 03:46 AM
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In the October 2014 edition of the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report
, there is a very interesting paragraph buried on page (ix) of the Executive Summary:
"The share of credit instruments held in mutual fund
In case you weren't aware, the Federal Reserve's H.8 database
provides the public (most of who don't pay any attention) with information about the assets and liabilities of the American commercial banking system. Here
is some interesting data from the latest version:
The recent volatility in the stock market has come as shock to many investors, however, looking at historical data, we shouldn't really be all that surprised.
Back in 2000, Yale Professor Robert Shiller, co-creator of the widely
is an interesting graph from the European Central Bank:
Notice that the first part of the curve has a negative yield? Currently, the yields on 3 month, six month, nine month, and one to three year debt
Given the current high level of volatility in the stock market, I wanted to revisit a metric that reveals a great deal about investor sentiment, the size of the outstanding margin debt. This is an update to postings that I have done over the past year.