TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Friday, tracking firmer Treasuries after a disappointing U.S. employment report raised doubts about whether U.S. interest rates would rise this year. Volume was thin due to caution ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday on its bailout conditions, as well as a U.S. market holiday on Friday to observe...» Read More
I just got this press release from the Treasury Department. Sounds like they are pretty confident the debt ceiling is going to get increased.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on economic growth, and the impact the debt deal will have on defense and health care stocks.
The U.S. should choose to default instead of delaying the inevitable by raising the debt ceiling without dealing with the crux of the financial problems, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management told CNBC Monday.
Sunday night's deal that will see the US debt ceiling raised if it passes a vote in the House is merely a "band aid" and certainly not a game changer, according to an assessment from Barclays Capital.
Following the last-minute debt deal agreed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, one strategist is predicting the rating agencies should downgrade US debt by two notches.
On a weekend of high drama, President Barack Obama finally managed to get congressional leaders on both sides of the political divide to agree on a compromise plan to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default.
The resounding view on Wall Street and among many financial regulators and veteran lawmakers is that there will be a catastrophe if the United States does not raise its debt limit in the next few days. But will the sky really fall? The New York Times reports.
The outcome and consequences of Washington's deficit-reduction efforts are as yet unknown, but what is clear is the heavy calendar of economic reports in the week ahead will have consequences of its own.
The “Mad Money” host lays out why everyone is terrified, and what possibilities lay ahead as the debt debate plays out.
The U.S. Treasury plans to hold auctions Monday for slightly more than $50 billion in 3- and 6-month bills, officials told primary dealers in New York Friday.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including debt bets and commodities plays.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he'd consider running for president — again — if the U.S. economy "continues to be bad: and "if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate."
Jeffrey Rosen has a good discussion of the likely way the justices on the Supreme Court would vote if Barack Obama decided to use the Fourteenth Amendment as a tool for violating the debt ceiling prohibitions on additional borrowing.
With the clock running out on the August 2 deadline to increase the debt ceiling, short-dated Treasury bill yields have gone up "fairly considerably over the course of the last week," Tad Rivelle, CIO for fixed income at TCW, told CNBC Friday.
Sen. Harry Reid says the new additions to the Boehner bill is hard to comprehend and The Strategy Session outlines your strategy for investing in Treasuries, with Tad Rivelle, TCW.
As Republicans failed to agree a plan to raise the US debt ceiling, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, warned that the US stock market was a dangerous place at the moment.
"The world’s financial system could face losses equivalent to that of Lehman’s failure by August 15, and then again on the fifteenth day and the last day of every month until default is rectified,” says one chief economist.
As America’s largest foreign creditor, China has little option but to hope for the best and try to calm jittery markets in the event of a downgrade of US debt by the ratings agencies according to economists at Capital Economics.
Yale’s constitutional law professor Jack Balkin has some innovative ideas about how to get around the debt ceiling.
It appears that politicians in Washington, D.C., are moving closer to a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on U.S. government bonds or other obligations.