This slope is called a "Hockey Stick" is represents exponential growth, which always is unsustainable. This illustrates Boom in an economy. One doubles to 2 doubles to 4 doubles to 16 doubles to 32 doubles to .... until a Bust. This is how a Bust looks: 

Data for this chart includes domestic hedge funds and represents the best visual I’ve seen of the credit boom and bust.
http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2010/01/ten-economics-pieces-worth-re...

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Notice the top graph is of gold price Boom. Watch for the Bust. 

The second is of Household borrowing. Watch for the Boom. 

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