Billionaire investor Ray Dalio is warning about a 34 trillion dollar debt fueled tsunami that is about to strike the US economy. With each passing second, this storm is getting larger and larger, making it even more painful when it finally does hit. The fallout of which will likely be felt for generations.
With each passing second, the US national debt grows. Adding fuel to the potential debt crisis Dalio mentioned in that clip. However, until relatively recently, this hasn’t mattered much. But according to Ray Dalio, things are now finally starting to change. Here’s why.
For the better part of the last 100 years, US government bonds have been considered by many the safest investment in the entire world. The US economy is absolutely massive, and the country is home to many of the largest companies on the planet. This dynamic provided protection in the eyes of investors. The thought being that if you lent money to the US government, you didn’t have to worry about whether or not you were going to get paid back. As the taxing authority of the world’s largest economy, if the US government ever ran into trouble, it could simply raise taxes and use that money to pay back borrowers.
Because of this, US government bonds have been viewed by investors and the finance community as the only truly quote unquote “risk free” investment that exists. This commonly accepted belief has led to US government bonds being extremely popular investments for everyone from individual investors, to pension funds, to banks, and even other countries. The supply of investor money wanting to purchase government bonds has consistently exceeded how much money the government has needed to borrow. As a result, borrowing money has always been relatively cheap for the US government. However, that dynamic may finally be starting to change. The ripple effects of which would be felt throughout the world.
I’m not smart enough to know if this is sustainable or not..what are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/uyLjjibKd2
— Tracy (𝒞𝒽𝒾 ) (@chigrl) February 3, 2024
“We’re getting to the point now where the interest expense on the debt is so high that it’s going to eat up our ability to basically service the next generation”
“I’m not even sure about the current one”
“We are in deep trouble”
“By 2027, the interest expense alone on the debt… pic.twitter.com/UWnPTg7H9q
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) February 3, 2024
Treasury Bills were sold at the fastest pace since November 2021 by BoA private clients over the past 4 weeks 😮 pic.twitter.com/rhJt51qIPQ
— Barchart (@Barchart) February 4, 2024