Tag - corporate debt

Financial Media Trying to Push Narrative That Recession Odds Are Low

It’s funny sometimes how the mainstream financial media tries to push narratives that are completely at odds with reality. With business activity already slowing in the US, China, and elsewhere, and with the onset of the coronavirus seriously upsetting global supply chains, anyone could tell that 2020 is going...

Corporate Executives Think Stock Markets Are Overvalued… As They Continue Buying Back Stock

It’s no secret that corporate stock buybacks are one of the primary drivers behind high-flying stock markets in recent years. Over the past decade, corporations have been the largest net buyers of stock, continuing to buy back more and more stock and driving prices through the roof. And even...

What Would Trillions of Dollars of Corporate Downgrades Mean for Your Investment Portfolio?

One of the dominant themes in markets today is the vast amount of near-junk grade debt that’s floating around out there. Corporate debt levels are nearly double what they were during the financial crisis, and in terms of corporate debt to GDP, we’re at levels that we last saw...