Highlights from May 2018

Here are highlights from May 2018,

Our three most read posts in May 2018

1. Here’s how much the total residential mortgage debt outstanding has grown since 2008 for Australia, Canada, the UK and the US

2. Healthcare could soon be the largest expenditure of households in the U.S.

3. Average import tariffs or custom duties per country

Focus on the United Kingdom

Impact of (potentially) higher interest rates on households in the UK

Can the UK Government afford higher interest rates or rising bond yields?

Comparison of house price indices (Halifax, Nationwide, Rightmove, UK House Price Index and LSL) in the UK

UK house sales and house price growth are slowing but is this time any different?

Bank of England Governor prepared to cut or freeze interest rates

 

Focus on the United States

The U.S. unemployment rate is at an 18-year low but only because the labor force participation rate is close to a 40-year low

The curious case of low U.S. money velocity

New car output in the United States is close to a 43-year low

The U.S. only charged 1.65% in import tariffs in 2017

U.S. Personal interest payments hit all time high despite low interest rates

Healthcare could soon be the largest expenditure of households in the U.S.

Almost 3% coupon on 10-year Treasury bond

US Money Supply growth accelerating again

Dollar index hits its highest level in 2018

Corporate debt is soaring in the U.S. even as corporate bond yields are rising

US Student debt soaring

US E-Commerce Retail sales soaring

 

Focus on trade

The U.S. only charged 1.65% in import tariffs in 2017

Average import tariffs or custom duties per country

European Union Trade Statistics for January to March (Q1) 2018

Iran trade with the US and Europe

 

Other things

A brief history of global trade or reserve currencies

Four reasons stock valuations are still soaring

Emerging Market Rout

Argentina seeks IMF bailout

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Cryptocurrencies

Euro area consumer credit growth

Argentina hikes interest rate to 40%

Here’s how much the total residential mortgage debt outstanding has grown since 2008 for Australia, Canada, the UK and the US

Bank of Canada and Bank of England speeches

 

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