U.S. Bankruptcies at 10-Year High As Pandemic Takes Its Toll

These numbers are just ramping up …

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy, bankruptcies are on track to hit the highest level in at least 10 years according to figures compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

According to the analysis, which only includes public companies and private companies with public debt and/or assets/liabilities over $2 million or $10 million, respectively, 424 companies announced their bankruptcy through August 9 this year, up 22 percent from the same period last year and the highest level since 2010.

Consumer-focused companies were most affected by the pandemic, with more than 100 of them filing for bankruptcy this year. Due to the lockdown, the already battered retail sector was hit by a wave of bankruptcies that swept away household names such as J.Crew, Ascena Retail and J.C. Penney.

Good thing this doesn’t impact real people, its “just the economy.” Health is more important than numbers on a piece of paper.

Am I doing it right?


Having an economy open doesn’t equate to economic health.

We’re in for some pain either way, and we’d be better off if we had been more aggressive earlier across the board. Half ass closing the economy equals a half ass recovery while the virus lingers.

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Was checking out credit card debt and it’s been amazingly steady. I think the real pain will come when people start getting moved out of their homes.

They have to do something with the extra unemployment. Either sure up the President’s executive order or Congress needs to agree to something. Too many just on state benefits for too long will set off a chain reaction.

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gee what a shocker, they shut down your state, make a “stay at home order” , close up half the shops and places of work, limit the number of people that can be at work if you still had a job , cut back hours…but the bills and necessities you have to pay for never stopped…

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Your point is understood.

At the same time, you and I both know there are a number of opportunistic entities taking this opportunity to reset their books. They were in peril to begin with and now have just the excuse they needed to screw their creditors.


Typical bullshit you’ve been spewing lately
So absurd
If you guys handled this correctly from the get go you wouldn’t be where you are

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Mortgage delinquencies are ramping up

CDC predicted over 2 million US deaths due to COVID 19. There are what 160k? So either:

A) “Experts” are completely and totally inept, and are not do be taken seriously.

B) The leadership at the federal level did an incredible job, and should be lauded as heroes.

You can’t have it both ways.

Canada had 385 new cases the other day
USA, 55,000
10x the population, 140x the COVID
The USA response to this is an international embarrassment

Your either/or scenario is nonsense

You spelled Dempanic wrong.

I have no idea who “you guys” are. You mean black people? Virginians? Spartans?


Kinda like states running up deficits and debt for years funding crap policies that are now requesting federal bailouts?

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That’s part of it but let’s not completely disregard that the pandemic has exacerbated that situation by many fold. States can’t just fire up the printing press of course.

I agree, buuuuut each state is responsible for its own lock downs, you can’t have a state like California lock down for months longer than other states and have them assume the federal government will pick the the slack. They need to be factoring in the economic effects of their decisions as well, which is taboo to some people.

California is responsible for about 15% of all Federal Income tax paid despite having 12% of the country’s population. I think they are doing their part.

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The Federal Government is doing this right now to our kids and grandchildren but they aren’t requesting the bailout, they’re just taking it.

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And have a budget of $215 billion, by far the largest in the nation, $40 billion more than 2nd place. They’re broke and have been long before covid