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Bank Lending and Other Key Stats Take a Turn for the worse

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I wrote last month that several economic indicators seemed to be turning positive.

I may have spoken too soon.

The last two weeks a number of key stats have taken a notable turn for the worse.

U.S. commercial paper yields, for one. I know I've been talking about this a lot lately, but the action in this market is getting very unsettling.

On Friday, yields on 90-day asset backed commercial paper spiked to 0.49%. Their highest since July 1, 2009.

US Commercial Paper Rates - Chart

90-day yields settled back yesterday, but at higher levels than we've seen for the last several months. There is a notable flight from this market.

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