Budget Deficit

Global Markets Bounce As Germany, China, Spain Lift World Stocks, Turkey Crash Ignored

S&P futures rebounded and edged higher as European stocks gain, led by Spanish shares after mass demonstrations in favor of Spanish unity and speculation Catalonia may back down on unilateral independence demands, while Chinese mainland stocks reopened catching up to gains missed during the holiday week following last weekend's RRR cut.

Congress Takes The First Step To Pass Tax Reform: Here's What Comes Next

With Congressional passage of the 2018 Budget Resolution, things only get more complicated from here. For a a sense of the complexities that lie ahead, here is Goldman laying out the next steps and assessing the prospects for the passage of both tax reform and fiscal policy.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With Tax Reform? The Answer, According To Goldman, Is "Plenty"

In a report looking at "what could possibly go wrong" with tax reform, Goldman analysts find that while "recent developments on tax reform have been positive" with the Senate’s "tentative budget agreement likely headed for passage in the Budget Committee this week" and the Big Six framework signaling narrower tax policy differences, there’s "plenty that could still go wrong."

What's The Matter With Inflation?

The divergence of official inflation as measured by the government versus inflation realized by the consumer and businesses has never been greater...

Global Stocks Mixed After "Nightmare Victory" For Merkel; Chinese Property Developers Crash

European stocks rose as the euro tumbled following Germany’s election result which was dubbed a "Nightmare Victory" for Merkel and could lead to complicated coalition talks. U.S. equity-index futures point to a lower open, while Asian equities slide after a plunge in Chinese property developer names as well as tech stocks following more iPhone delivery concerns. S&P500 futures are steady. 

Whatever The Fed Does... It's Bullish

"But let’s be very clear about one thing... The Fed does NOT honestly believe in the strength of the recovery, that inflationary pressures are present OR that employment is as strong as stated... It’s actually quite the opposite."

Pound Flash Crashes After Moody's Downgrades UK To Aa2

In an otherwise boring day, when Theresa May failed to cause any major ripples with her much anticipated Brexit speech, moments ago it was Moody's turn to stop out countless cable longs, when shortly after the US close, it downgraded the UK from Aa1 to Aa2, outlook stable, causing yet another flash crash in the pound.