Credit Crisis Indicators Going Bonkers Again! Batten Down the Hatches!
by Mike Larson
Heads up people. Something very big is happening in the global credit markets — something you darn well better pay attention to.
The very same “Credit Crisis” indicators that were flashing red before the stock market meltdown of 2007-2008 — the ones Martin and I used to get our subscribers out of almost all stocks, and “short” the market via inverse ETFs — are flashing red again.
Pay attention and you might save your portfolio. Ignore them and you could get slaughtered.
What the heck is happening? Why is the market in so much peril? Because governments worldwide did exactly what we warned them not to do!
By bailing out, backstopping, and propping up countless lousy institutions and assets during the private credit crisis … rather than allowing a quicker, more painful, but ultimately cleansing collapse … they turned a Wall Street debt crisis into a sovereign debt crisis.
They temporarily postponed the day of reckoning, while failing to solve the underlying problems.
They tried to paper over a private credit crisis brought on by too much bad debt by creating a huge new pile of public sovereign debt.
And now, the markets have had enough. They’re rebelling around the world.
Here Are the Warning Signs — Please Heed Them!
Where’s the evidence of this? All around me …
First, look at this chart of the two-year swap spread.