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August 7, 2018 | Consumer Credit Up 3.1%, Revolving Credit Unexpectedly Declines

Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.
After a blistering May, revolving credit fell 0.2% in June as overall credit continued its upward march.

I prefer to go straight to the source.

The Fed G.19 Report shows consumer credit rose 3.1% in June, with nonrevolving credit up 4.4% and revolving credit down 0.2%.

In May, consumers went on a credit spree. Total credit rose 7.5%, nonrevolving credit 6.2%, and and revolving credit rose a whopping 11.2%.

In April, total credit rose 3.2%, nonrevolving credit 1.0%, and revolving credit 4.0%.

The surge in consumer credit early in the quarter explains the strong second-quarter GDP.

Revolving credit, primarily credit cards, now totals $1.038 trillion. Nonrevolving credit such as mortgages, auto loans, and student loans totals a whopping $2.868 trillion.

Party on dudes.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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August 7th, 2018

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