Tuesday , 5 March 2024

Rising Interest Rates Could Plunge Financial System Into a Crisis Worse Than 2008 – Here’s Why (+4K Views)

If yields on U.S. Treasury bonds keep rising, things are going to get very messy. Interest-Rates What we are ultimately looking at is a sell-off very similar to 2008, only this time we will have to deal with rising interest rates at the same time.  The conditions for a “perfect storm” are rapidly developing, and if something is not done we could eventually have a credit crunch unlike anything that we have ever seen before in modern times. Let me explain.

…At the moment, perhaps the most important number in the financial world is the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries.  A lot of investors are really concerned about how rapidly it has been rising…[and if they continue to do so] it is going to have a dramatic effect throughout the economy…

We are rapidly moving into unprecedented territory.  Nobody is quite sure what comes next. 

Sadly, most Americans:

  • have absolutely no idea how vulnerable the financial system is,
  • have absolutely no idea that our system of finance is a house of cards built on a foundation of risk, debt and leverage,
  • have complete and total faith that our leaders know what they are doing and are fully capable of keeping our financial system from collapsing [and, as such,] in the end,
  • most Americans are going to be bitterly, bitterly disappointed.
The above version of the original article by Michael Snyder (theeconomiccollapseblog.com) has been edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
[Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.]


  1. This is no longer an “if” or “when” scenario, it has started and will continue.
    Fall/Winter 2013 is going to be the most terrifying financial catastrophe the world has ever seen.

    All this requires to happen is for what’s happening now to continue.

  2. When the fall in the US$ comes it will be ugly for everyone except the Ultra Wealthy who will have already positioned themselves to profit by the plunge!