Corporate Debt Looms Large

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Corporate Debt Looms Large

Corporations have had the wind at their backs with low interest rates. This lead to record levels of corporate debt issuance, which has surpassed 45% of GDP. There are now over $4trillion in corp. bonds due over the next 5 years. Companies will be forced to refinance at high rates or sell stock, which could weigh on earnings.

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