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  • swartzabugger swartzabugger Jul 26, 2011 8:26 PM Flag

    Interest rates

    If congress doesn't agree to raise the debt ceiling the U.S. runs the risk of losing its great credit rating. That will mean that the U.S. Government pays higher interest on its debts. And , all other interest rates will rise. All of which makes EPD less attractive to holders who buy for the 5.5% rate.

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    • ok. but consider this interest rates are being held or maniputlated at artificially low rates. this allows the goverment to borrow and spend at will. this must stop and now is the time. if we "kick the can down the road". make me puke. then we will only suffer a much greater problem in the

    • Not necessarily. Look for the gov to come to grips with the spending issue if our rating is downgraded, look for Treasuries to get support from the weakening economy (which is why all the headlines are about the debt ceiling - smokescreen) and look for international investors to pile into Treasuries as the safe haven. Until the economy picks up, Treasury rates will remain low.

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