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    Credit conditions, as measured by the National...

    Credit conditions, as measured by the National Financial Conditions Index have never been looser in almost 2 years. (latest report today)

    You can afford this when you know the Central Planners...
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    Credit Conditions amazingly continue to loosen in...

    Credit Conditions amazingly continue to loosen in the US.
    The index is made up of 105 measures and 7 are tighter than normal and 98 are looser than normal week ending last Friday.

    It is again...
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    Financial Conditions still remain moderately...

    Financial Conditions still remain moderately loose.
    Government is very loose
    Fed is moderately tight

    Does not seem like the system is trying too hard to squash inflation.
    " The CPI rose .6% in...
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    Week ending last Friday. National Credit...

    Week ending last Friday. National Credit Conditions as expressed in this index.
    Basically treading water in the loose side of pool.



    Contributions to the NFCI and ANFCI
    The first two...
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    You will not get any new offers when the levee...

    You will not get any new offers when the levee breaks. (regardless of your credit) The sign will be when the index turns positive.
    Only question will be, will it provide some warning ( take 3 or...
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    Wow - loosey goosey and getting looser. Will...

    Wow - loosey goosey and getting looser.

    Will make things pretty bad when something breaks, as will go all the way to positive in a heartbeat

    Guess have to wait until tomorrow for last weeks...
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    It is a great indicator of when things are...

    It is a great indicator of when things are getting a little hot in the kitchen.
    The index can move very fast in as short as a week from loose to tight as in March 2020 or a few weeks as in...
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    Credit conditions in US still relatively loose. ...

    Credit conditions in US still relatively loose.


    Index Suggests Financial Conditions Continued to Loosen in Week Ending August 4
    The NFCI ticked down to 0.35 in the week ending August 4. Risk...
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    National Credit Conditions.

    Interesting - the index is now as loose as it was on March 4th 2022 - Near start of rate hiking cycle. It has never been this loose until lthis report, which covers up until last Friday.

    Going...
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    Financial Conditions continue to get looser. In...

    Financial Conditions continue to get looser.
    In a fiat system, it is hard to curb demand if credit is getting looser, and the government is increasing the deficit faster than the Fed is reducing...
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    Perhaps the start - Slight tightening of...

    Perhaps the start - Slight tightening of financial conditions last week.
    Note that the TGA runoff ( treasuries cking account) - drawn down 338 billion in last 100 days and the Feds balance sheet -...
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    Guess I will not be using that card for my motor...

    Guess I will not be using that card for my motor home diesel purchases. Would not get very far.
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    Credit conditions remained unchanged last week. ...

    Credit conditions remained unchanged last week.

    We will see how long all that excess M2 ( now dwindling) and the runoff of the TGA ( now ended) can keep the engine lubed enough to run good enough....
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    Credit conditions loosened marginally, once again...

    Credit conditions loosened marginally, once again last week, and are in a decent zone currently.
    I have attached the link ( charts etc.) so anyone that is interested can note that they can change...
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    Credit conditions loosened again ( marginally) in...

    Credit conditions loosened again ( marginally) in the week ending May 12th. ?????



    Index Suggests Financial Conditions Continued to Loosen in Week Ending May 12
    The NFCI ticked down to 0.30...
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    Credit conditions ( in aggregate in the US)...

    Credit conditions ( in aggregate in the US) continue to loosen.

    It is looking to me that 'faith' in the system/Fed/Government largess is so strong that it will take a significant credit event to...
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    This very strange irregularity has resolved with...

    This very strange irregularity has resolved with the 4 week note now having the highest yield which is what you would expect ( that or similar) given the markets expectations of future rates. I...
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    Crazy stuff Red, here is another. How does the...

    Crazy stuff Red, here is another. How does the song go " another day older and deeper in debt"

    Effective May 8, 2023, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will join Fannie Mae, Freddie...
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    Totally agree Markpti If only I had a silver...

    Totally agree Markpti

    If only I had a silver dollar for every mile I hitchhiked. Sure remember some good times and some hard times doing that.

    One thing that I remember is that my parents...
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    Financial Conditions Index Week Ending April 28th

    Amazingly this index continues to loosen. It is an extremely reliable indicator, far more than the shrills on the main financial news.

    The massive fiscal stimulus in a supposedly ' okay' or...
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    Great article. Lots of data and indicators and...

    Great article. Lots of data and indicators and common sense, saying it will certainly be rough waters ahead.

    Here is an indicator that is screaming something is probably broken in the credit...
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    Still no stress in financial conditions. This...

    Still no stress in financial conditions. This index has a phenomenal track record of detecting periods of ' pain'
    Loosening financial conditions is contrary to what you hear recently, but not...
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    Capital One shut off all dealer floorplans (aka...

    Capital One shut off all dealer floorplans (aka inventory lines of credit)

    USA Auto Sales shut down 39 dealerships after losing its Ally floor plan


    Interesting article on the US auto...
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    Interesting. This index(s) has been very...

    Interesting. This index(s) has been very accurate since its inception in 1971. The site has great graphs ti illustrate that fact.

    It makes sense since credit is what drives a fiat monetary...
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    Geez George I just cannot figure out why the...

    Geez George I just cannot figure out why the economy has not contracted yet.



    April 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. government recorded a $378-billion budget deficit in March as outlays outpaced...
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