Total Consumer Credit Increases Minimally, Revolving Credit Posts 27th Consecutive Monthly Decline

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That total consumer credit increased modestly and in line with expectations in November, exclusively on the back of non-revolving credit, used for such purchases as cars financed and sold by recently IPOed makers of shitty cars, and student loans, the most recent entrant in the $1 trillion + never to be repaid market, is not surprising: after all, GM had to finance its dealers to hoard its channel stuffed inventory of 500k+ cars as discussed previously. What is even less surprising, is that the credit that does matter, the revolving variety, used for credit card purchases of everyday items which are increasing in price every single day courtesy of the Fed's monetary policy, declined once again, more specifically the 27th consecutive time. In other words, in November revolving credit decreased by $4.2 billion, which non-revolving credit increased by $1.3, a drop of $5.7 billion from October's revised $7 billion which surged on the back of $12.4 billion in non-revolving credit.

The chart below shows that consumer continue to deleverage in items they can afford to deleverage in. For everything else, they simply stop paying...