Celente – This Is How Bad It Has Gotten For Main Street America

Celente – This Is How Bad It Has Gotten For Main Street America from King World News

This is how bad it has gotten for Main Street America.

October 21 (King World News) – Gerald Celente:  One in every five businesses operating last January has stopped doing business entirely, according to Womply, a business services website that estimates most of those idle businesses have closed permanently.

Of 6,325 small businesses surveyed by business network website Alignable, 40 percent reported being at risk of failure before 2020 is over.

Bank loans are the principal source of funding for small business. In July, 70 percent of senior loan officers told a U.S. Federal Reserve survey they had tightened requirements for loans to small businesses – the highest number since 2008’s fourth quarter at the depths of the Great Recession.

In contrast, despite high-profile bankruptcies of corporate icons such as JC Penney and Hertz, fewer large businesses have failed than during the Great Recession…

Large businesses have a greater range of financial resources open to them, including the bond and equity markets and an array of aid programs from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

During the first nine months of this year, corporations issued $1.9 trillion worth of bonded debt, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, $800 billion more than the same period in 2019.

Through September this year, companies have issued $185.4 billion in new equity offerings, in contrast to $111 billion during the first three quarters of 2019.

The loss of small businesses turns off two key economic engines.

First, as they grow, small businesses typically provide more jobs than large, established companies. The loss of small enterprises costs the economy the main source of future jobs and robs existing businesses of an incentive to compete for good workers, depressing wages and perks. That can limit workers’ lifetime earning power.

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