Bad Credit 💰

Bad Credit

If you could assign the US a credit score, what would it be?

The House of Representatives passed a resolution suspending the United States’ debt ceiling on Wednesday as the country approaches its first-ever default. The Republican Party has opposed attempts to increase the debt ceiling, so the plan will likely be blocked in the Senate.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned Congress that the United States would run out of options for paying its obligations around October 18. If Congress fails to suspend or increase the debt ceiling before the deadline, millions of jobs could be lost, government programs could be jeopardized, and financial markets could plunge.

This week, Congress hopes to avert two catastrophes. First, there’s the deadline of midnight Thursday to approve a budget bill before the government shuts down. The Senate may vote Thursday on a short-term funding bill that would fund the government through early December. The bill would then be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration, where it is likely to pass.

Then there’s the unresolved debt ceiling issue. If the US does not raise or suspend the limit, it will be unable to meet its debt obligations. This wouldn’t be the first time the US has changed the debt ceiling though. According to the Treasury Department, Congress has increased or suspended the debt ceiling 78 times since 1960.

Do you think the US government will put their political differences aside and prevent the most important economy in the world from default?

I am not a financial advisor and my comments should never be taken as financial advice. Investments come with risk, so always do your research and analysis beforehand.

Share:
More Posts
OPEC’s Decision 🛢

OPEC leaders just hosted an important late-November meeting that may signal a change in strategy.

Get your daily Invstr Crunch

Get the market news and updates you need, delivered to your inbox or available on our daily podcast.

Risk Disclosure:

Invstr is not a bank and banking services are provided by Vast Bank, N.A.

Brokerage and Banking services are currently only available to U.S. residents.

Invstr app and web services are provided by Invstr Ltd. Advisory services are provided by Invstr Financial LLC, an investment adviser registered with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) details of which can be obtained here. Securities brokerage and custody services are provided by Apex Clearing, a broker dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. There is no bank guarantee on securities and securities may lose value.

Investing involves risk and can lead to losses. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Invstr app and web services are provided by Invstr Ltd. Invstr+ advisory services are provided by Invstr Financial LLC, an investment adviser registered with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Securities brokerage and custody services are provided by Apex Clearing, a broker dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. There is no bank guarantee on securities and securities may lose value. Vast Bank N.A. a nationally chartered bank and member of the FDIC, provides the banking products, including the products and services related to digital asset accounts. As with any asset, the value of Digital assets can go up or down and there can be a substantial risk that you lose money buying or holding digital assets. You should carefully consider whether trading or holding Digital assets is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. Your digital account does not support wallet to wallet transferring of your digital assets (i.e. cryptocurrencies) outside the platform. Any Digital Assets in your digital asset account are not insured by any government entities, including but not limited to FDIC or SIPC. The Invstr Visa® Debit Card is issued by Vast Bank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A Inc and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Invstr Ltd, Invstr Financial LLC and Invstr Securities Ltd are subsidiaries of Marketspringpad Holdings (collectively “Invstr”) and Invstr is solely responsible for the application services and website content.

Watchlists provided when users first access the service are not a recommendation to invest. Instead they are provided to help users better navigate the service. Users are free to edit and create their own watchlists. From time to time, Invstr will suggest instruments solely based on an individual’s interest and the interest levels of the Invstr community. The statistical and portfolio builder models generated by Invstr do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Comments provided by Invstr leaders, influencers or members of the Invstr Community are not recommendations and should not be construed as such. Invstr does not endorse the content or the positions posted by them. Their investment approach, and that of the models provided by Invstr, may be different from yours and may not be appropriate for you.