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Professor Edward Altman is interviewed about his views on the credit cycle

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Excerpt from ReachX Podcast -- "I believe we are still in a benign credit cycle, and we have been, actually, for over eight years—we're into the ninth year—which is the longest in the history of modern financial markets. Low default rates, high recovery rates if there are defaults, low interest rates and required rates of return for investors, and, finally, high liquidity. Those are the four metrics I look at. So, we're in a benign cycle, and we'll probably remain there for at least another year. My concerns are beyond that period, based on the enormous build up in debt, globally and particularly in the US markets."

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