Household income beckons the S&P lower

So long as the consumer is pouring on debt, spending can continue longer than reason would suggest. But once the consumer has committed financial suicide and is buried in debt payments, income growth reasserts itself as the defining force on consumption, corporate sales and the consumer dependent economy. And in that regard, this chart of US household income since 2000 shows that consumers have less real income today than they did in 2000 and 2007. Less income and more debt payments than ever before equates to less consumption over the next few years. It also highlights the precarious perch of the S&P 500 now recklessly decoupled from the real economy and teetering far above demand/sales support.
Household income and S&P Jan 2014

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