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Here are some of the highlights of credit growth in 2020:

During the first nine months of 2020, Total Credit in the US expanded by $6.4 trillion. The previous full-year record for Credit Growth was $5 trillion in 2007.

Total Credit now amounts to $82 Trillion. It has increased 82 times in just 54 years.

Total Credit grew more during the second quarter of 2020 than during all of 2019.

Government Debt increased by $3.8 Trillion during the first three quarters of 2020. That was more than Total US Debt increased by during all of 2019 ($3.3 Trillion).

Since mid-2008, Government Debt has increased by 270%. That jump in Government Debt has kept all the other sectors of the economy solvent and prevented the United States from falling into a Depression, TWICE, during the past 12 years.

Corporate Debt increased more during the first quarter of 2020 ($660 billion) than its average annual increase over the previous three years ($580 billion).

Household Sector Net Worth climbed by $5.2 Trillion during the first nine months of 2020, despite the pandemic.

Bryan Bourgeois

Chief Investment Office & Principal of Shorebreak Capital.

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