Household debt in the U.S. totals a staggering $12.58 trillion, a level not seen since 2008, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s quarterly report released Thursday. The figure represents a $226 billion increase in household debt for the fourth quarter, the largest quarterly increase since 2013. Source: CNBC
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“In a society where ageing is growing, savings — including capital invested abroad –- will fall as pensioners use that to finance their consumption in Germany,” it said. “This will probably reduce the current account surplus and could even turn it into a deficit.” Source: Reuters
Mexico is the most attractive emerging market for investors, based on a range of metrics analyzed by Bloomberg including growth, yields and equity valuations. India is the worst. “Both Mexico’s currency and bonds have been sold too much,” Source: Bloomberg
In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credit.com by credit bureau Experian. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Source: USAToday