US debt shrinkage slows

Having fallen by almost $1 trillion since its peak in 2009, the decline in US bank lending is slowing, with the annual rate of change approaching zero. A stable level of debt would reduce deflationary pressure and signal that residential and commercial real estate prices are bottoming.

US Bank Loans Leases and Securitised Loans

Most of the money pumped into the economy over the last year leaked straight back out, with excess bank reserves deposited with the Fed rising by more than $500 billion.

US Bank Assets