US stocks are at 'scary high levels' - and 10 other terrifying charts about the global economy
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 5, 2018.Brendan McDermid/Reuters
- For the past few months, the global economy has been slowing, sounding alarm bells for economists around the world - but now other data is flagging issues in the economy.
- The US deficit could top $1 trillion, European Banks like Deutsche are in the doldrums and US stocks are trading much higher than the country's growth.
- Here are some charts highlighting some of the issues the economy is facing.
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The global economy has been slowing for months, and alarm bells about the future have been sounding, with data from shipping, construction and factory output slipping around the world.
But now data compiled by Macro Hive is also highlighting other warning signs about stocks, the economy and even problems in demographics.
Bilal Hafeez, senior macro analyst at Macro Hive, highlighted issues with the stock market private equity and European banking that could all spell risks in the near future.
He added that major issues within demographics such as an ageing Chinese population and high youth unemployment exacerbated the problem and could lead to issues in years to come.
Below are just some of Macro Hive's charts detailing the issues.
1. US stocks at scary high levels.
2. Huge expectations on private equity.
3. Leverage loan machine is spluttering
4. The US budget deficit about to hit $1 trillion.
5. Negative term premia on long-dated US bonds is something we've never seen before.
6. FX volatility at all-time lows.
7. European bank valuations are terrible.
8. Chinese banks look vulnerable.
9. Index funds are popular
10. Youth unemployment will lead to instability.
11. China's ageing population is a problem now.