Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Consumers Grab Some of the New Bernanke Printed Money

Bernanke money printing is working its way into the consumer sector---a very significant price inflation warning.

U.S. consumers ramped up borrowing in December. Consumer debt outstanding rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 9.3% from November to $2.498 trillion, reports WSJ. Behind that was a seasonally adjusted 11.8% rise in nonrevolving credit, which includes car and student loans. Revolving credit, mainly credit-card debt, climbed a seasonally adjusted 4.1% in December from the previous month.

Student loans are clearly a new manipulated boom sector, like subprime housing was. With price inflation just around the corner U.S. debt is not a very smart investment, but student loan paper is a really dumb investment.

1 comment:

  1. Consumer credit does not include mortgages, correct?