Hoyer: "No Budget Deal Yet But 70% Agreement" Means Soap Opera Almost Over

The distraction factor today will be 100%, as the government has decided to draw out the government shutdown decision to the very end. Per Reuters, Hoyer has said that both sides are very close to a shutdown "deal" with 70% agreement on dollars. Supposedly 30% disagreement on a binary issue is good news. "U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said on Friday that budget negotiators were "very close" to a deal to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. "There's no deal yet unfortunately," Hoyer told NBC's Today show program as negotiators worked furiously to reach agreement. "I think we're very close. I think we've come 70 percent of the way in terms of dollars. That's a long way to go in trying to reach compromise."" Obviously the disagreement percentage will drop more and more as this soap opera season draws to a close, with only one logical outcome, which obviously will be one of market relief, even as the DXY is pennies away from both 2008 and 2009 lows, both of which preceded major global market calamities.