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Debt to GDP Ratio Historical Chart
This chart compares the level of gross domestic product (GDP) with total credit market debt as reported in the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report. It took roughly $1.30 in new debt to create $1 of GDP in 1952. Today it takes over $3.50 in debt to generate a single dollar of additional GDP.
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Compares the annual dollar growth in total new debt (public and private) against the S&P 500 level. This chart illustrates how the 2003-2007 market rally benefited from massive new debt creation,...
This chart shows the CPI-adjusted five year dollar change in total debt and gross domestic product. Since about 1975, the U.S. economy has required more and more new debt to generate an incremental...
Charts the 10-year dollar growth in total new U.S. debt (public and private) compared to the same period growth in new jobs created.