Non-Revolving Credit Rises By $7 Billion As Revolving Credit Dips Yet Again
The January G.19 statement is out, and confirms that consumers are buying ever more cars on credit, as if we didn't know this. Non-revolving credit, which is basically comprised of car loans increased by about $7 billion to $1.592 trillion, even as revolving credit continued declining, hitting $864 billion, down from $866 billion. Obviously, the market, which the last time the G.19 was released bounced, regardless that credit then declined by $4 billion is now bouncing again, not really sure why, but just tagging along with the computers. And the computers may very well be right: with the government soon expected to foot all consumer credit card losses in addition to GSE and financial firm toxic asset losses, why not just max it all out, after all mortgage payments are now about 6 months in arrears and nobody from the lender bank gives a rat's ass. Out of sight is out of balance sheet impairments. Credit is back, baby. And not like anyone will ever ask you to repay it.
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