Step One: Identify the Problem

The US government has borrowed and spent a lot of money to stimulate the economy.

$1.50: Amount spent by the US government for every $1 inflow

Overall world growth isn't a problem: for example emerging economies are driving growth. The trouble is in the developed markets, such as the United States, and specifically debt. In the US, debt-to-GDP ran up to 370%, and now we're dealing with the ramifications. The US government has borrowed and spent a lot of money to stimulate the economy. A household running its income statement like the US government would be spending $1.50 for every $1.00 taken in.

Sustainable? Not exactly.
Read more in Taking Stock: Market Views from the Go-Anywhere Team.

Source: BlackRock, November 2012


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william January 11, 2013 at 06:04 PM
According to the latest data, profits of U.S. corporations are at record levels even as the U.S. economy gasps for air. Profits have been totally divorced from the economic fortunes of the American people. Corporate profits now account for the largest share of gross domestic product since 1950 . Some interesting facts to think about.


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