Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wednesday charts

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Rising Canadian household debt
The Canadian household debt service ratio rose to 14.87% in Q4 2018, a shade below the all-time high of 14.88% set back in the Q4 2007. Interest paid by Canadian households is closing in on $100 billion per year, and was up $10.5 billion in 2018.
The spread with the US now exceeds 5 percentage points, an all-time high.

US labour stats
No obvious signs of overheating in US wage growth
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This is thanks to the baby boomers demographic who are reluctant to change jobs for higher wages.
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US asset flows 
Hedge funds now represent almost 33% of  trade volumes in the US
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ETF money flowing to safety in early 2019 
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What buying high and selling low looks like
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