Despite disappointing US economic growth in the first quarter of 2017, the Federal Reserve has, generally speaking, been quite positive about the economic recovery and that opinion is as a general rule shared by press reporters and investors. It has been sunshine and roses in the Fed´s wonderland. And it seems as if they are right. Seems, because in my quest to find out what is happening below the surface, I came across a curious development. One of those facts that would raise some eyebrows. Is this the hidden secret of major US banking institutions? And what is the explanation behind this recent development?

What Secret?

Source: St Louis Fed

The Average Maturity of a Corporate Loan Was Never This High

Source: St Louis Fed

A Recipe for Trouble


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