Credit Card Debt increasing quickly.....

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by S2007S, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. S2007S

    S2007S

    2005-2007 was talk about the housing bubble, now moving ahead we are entering the next bubble, CREDIT CARD DEBT, ignore it as much as you may, but this is the next bubble thats about to go. The numbers are staggering, without people taking money out against their big piggy banks they are moving toward plastic. This is going to lead to consumer spending slow down as credit card deliquencies start to rise. There will be a slowdown in consumer spending that will lead to slower GDP growth bringing about the next recession.




    Consumer Borrowing Up in Wake of Housing Decline
    Published: December 10, 2007

    Washington--Consumer credit use increased in October, raising the borrowing rate faster than in the month before, the Federal Reserve reports.

    Consumer credit grew at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in October, compared to a 1.6 percent growth rate for September, the Associated Press reports.

    Revolving credit, which incorporates credit card debt, grew at an 8.3 percent rate in October after increasing 6 percent in September. In August, revolving credit escalated at an 10.6 percent rate.

    In October, overall consumer credit was up by $4.7 billion-- hitting a new high of $2.49 trillion. Consumer credit rose $3.2 billion in September.

    Credit card debt has been on the upswing this fall as home refinancings slowed and consumers began using their credit cards more frequently.
     
  2. Hot chai latte and muffin, six dollars. Four-hundred and fifty cubic-feet-per-minute leaf blower, one-hundred and twenty dollars. One-day Ferrari rental, twelve-hundred dollars. A major credit deflation.......priceless!
     
  3. They even use credit cards for kids' Monopoly now. Seriously. This is really nuts.
     
  4. I've been in the grocery store on many occasions and somebody will buy a few items for less that $5 total, and pay with a credit card.....
     

  5. Spooky stuff man. Crazy how things are going.
     
  6. It doesnt matter. The US government has guranteed our prosperity.

    Remember if we let a recession go to deep we could end up in the great depression. Better get that credit balloon going as quicky as possible.
     
  7. Oh, and remeber that the key to properity is to borrow as much money as possible and leverage yourself to hilt and wait for inflation.
     
  8. Not quite... Gummint has guaranteed THEIR prosperity. "We the people's" prosperity is seriously in question.
     
  9. gnome nailed it
     
  10. I agree totally.

    Glad their are at least a few real Patriots here that get it.
     
    #10     Dec 10, 2007