Credit rating slashed Russia’s credit rating Friday. S&P and Fitch lowering Russia’s rating to ‘junk’ status, Moody’s said it is putting it on review for a downgrade to junk. At the same time S&P and Fitch swiftly cut Ukraine on default worries. The International Monetary Fund is exploring all options to aid Ukraine with further financial support, said its head, Kristalina Georgieva. The Russian declaration of war on Ukraine has ravaged both countries finances and people with severe consequences for … Continue reading “Russia Credit Rating Slashed to Junk by S&P and Fitch, Moody’s Issues Junk Warning”
Looking back at a volatile week with TradersCommunity Trading Room traders. Friday closed with the US jobs report and heavy market selling. Join Andrew, Alex and Mahdavi in a candid discussion of the markets, fundamentally and technically within their trading plans. Feel free to share, like and subscribe to our channel and comment below. Get insight from traders after the chaos in Small Caps through to the S&P and Nasdaq futures and options as they explain through charts and trades. … Continue reading “Traders Musings Over Stock Market Chaos & Madness After Fed, Jobs and Technology Sell-Off”
The Congressional Budget Office is out with an Estimated Budgetary Effects of Title VI, Committee on the Judiciary, H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. CBO estimates that enacting this title would result in a net increase in the unified deficit totaling $115.1 billion over the 2022-2031 period. That increase in the deficit would result from an increase in direct spending of $147.2 billion and an increase in revenues of $32.1 billion. Some of those budgetary effects are associated with … Continue reading “CBO Estimates Build Back Better Act To Increase Unified Deficit By $115.1 billion”
Rating agency Fitch warned debt limit games could put US AAA rating at risk. If US debt limit were not raised or suspended in time, political brinksmanship and reduce the financing flexibility could increased risk of sovereign default United States of America at ‘AAA’
The US announced Q2 2021 current account deficit grew to $190 billion or 3.3% of GDP, its largest since Q2 of 2007 from a downwardly revised $89 billion prior and compared to forecasts of $191 billion shortfall. Reduced surpluses on services and on primary income mostly offset by reduced deficit on secondary income.
US consumer credit rose by $27.57 billion for February much higher than a $2.8 billion estimate. This was the highest gain since $29.225 billion in November 2017. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 10.1 percent.
Standard and Poors rating agency affirmed that the US sovereign ratings remain ‘AA+/A-1+’ and the outlook remains stable. The US is thundering to increasingly massive debt levels since the global pandemic. The S&P says sovereign stability is based on strong American institutions, a diversified and resilient economy, extensive monetary policy flexibility
Fitch ratings says the cumulative effect from the Covid crisis worse than the financial crisis of 2008-2010. The U.S. leveraged loan default rate to top high yield in 2021 as YTD Default Rate Hits 4%. Nearly 40 percent of the leisure/entertainment universe could default by YE 2021.
The United States budget deficits will total more than $3.8 trillion (18.7 percent of GDP) in 2020 the CRFB forcasts due to the effects of the COVid 19 crisis and legislation enacted to combat it.
There has been constant chatter China will dump it’s US Treasury holdings. While they have fallen for the last 3 months, from $1120 to 1110 trillion the biggest seller was Japan in May. Ahead of Brexit the UK increased their holdings of US securities the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May 2019.