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China spent years trying to trim its massive debt burden. A recent move to pile on more could be risky
The mountain of debt encumbering China's economy looks set to grow after private companies piled on leverage at the start of 2019.
Softbank, the investment fund behind Uber and WeWork is under pressure from analysts with a negative sentiment on the company's net debt and leverage.
In 2004, Paul Graham said people need two things to get ahead at work and be wildly successful: Measurement and leverage.
The debt has shifted over to the so-called shadow banking system.
While corporate leverage has increased, and there is more uncertainty, spreads are compressing — suggesting traders are actually pricing in less risk.
"The US has a mounting corporate debt problem, and investors should be worried."
The US economy is starting to take on a bit more leverage.