John O’Donnell Chart of the Week
Corporate bond issuance is running an average about $20 billion a week for 2013 and so far in 2014. But the total bond holdings of large banks currently totals about $70 billion (3 1/2 weeks of corporate issuance). It is obvious that banks are not buying corporate bonds; the bonds are being sold to the non-bank investment market. It is an expression of confidence in the future of the economy that corporations are issuing more debt rather than equity for financing.
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