Bond investors are demanding higher corporate bond yields. That's a good sign about where the economy's headed this year.
The report found that bank lending volume fell in the most recent quarter, driven by decreases in commercial and industrial lending.
Some borrow less because they're optimistic, some because they're pessimistic and some because they're cautious.
For some, borrowing's a lifeline. For others, it's a bargain.
In a report submitted to Congress the Federal Reserve highlighted an increase in the riskiest investment-grade corporate debt.
"Junk" bonds don't mean the company got an F in a test.
Today's corporate borrowing is similar in many ways to the mortgage debt that burst the housing bubble.
AT&T has $169 billion in debt on its balance sheet. That’s high, even for a telecom company, and until it whittles that debt down AT&T won’t be able to focus on priorities like expanding HBO or developing a 5G network. Part of the reason the company wound up with this massive debt — the biggest of […]
Consumer spending rose in September at its fastest pace in seven months. Personal incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months. Inflation seems under control. All of this can be seen as signs of future economic growth, so the economy is in good shape, right? Well, there are some warning signs worth watching. Click […]