Citi: "Wage Growth Only For The Wealthy"

Over the weekend we showed a Citi presentation in which Matt King laid out why he is growing concerned as the systemic tipping point approaches.

However, one slide deserves particular attention, the one in which King shows that job creation since 2009 has been largely bimodal, benefiting the two income extremes, or as he puts it "Chefs and CEOs, with not much in between." But even more notable is the chart on the right which King summarizes very simply: there has been wage growth but "only for the wealthy."

Surely the Obama administration's response to the above would be that King is merely "peddling fiction" and to just look at the tremendous success that is the S&P 500, trading just shy of its all time highs.

Source: Citi