A while back I’d written about how the global economy had become leveraged to net exports to the US, which has turned out to be the case. And now with US imports of crude and products falling, another leg of this process seems to be underway, and in a world where no one runs high enough deficits to sustain domestic demand at reasonable levels.
A rough guess is 15x leverage? A US trade deficit of $500 billion is sustaining about $7.5 trillion in global ‘equity value’? More?