Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chart of the Day: Margin Debt on the NYSE

Via Steve Keen: “How far can it go? Margin debt is still shy of its all-time high as a percentage of GDP, so there is certainly some headroom for further rises. But at the same time, the market is still in territory that was uncharted before the Loony Zeros (my “Roaring Twenties” candidate for how we should describe the last decade and a half) drove it higher than it has ever been before. Fragility, rather than sustainability is the message I would take from this data.