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World Stock Markets Trading Discussion - Steamy stagnation

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Quite a bit of red around today: Kiws -0.6%, Aussies -0.3%, Japan -0.4% and Sth Korea -0.2%.

In Aussie sectors, REITS taking a turn in the lead, +0.7% with Gold taking a break, -1.8%.

 

 

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All Ords perked up towards close, finishing +0.3%.  Utilities took the lead, +1.3% followed by REITS +1.1%.  Gold -1.3% was at the other end with Consumer Staples next in line, -0.6%.

Muted action in Asia, China +0.1%, Hong Kong and Japan -0.2%, India currently -0.1%.

 

 

On to UK/Europe:

 

 

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Well debt limit day is actually tomorrow and I went looking for stories about it. Not much. Washington Post has something.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/09/treasury-calls-on-congress-to-raise-debt-limit-begins-steps-to-delay-default/?utm_term=.be9caf7a89e9

 

Which is banal and says trouble only starts in September. However it had this little gem. "They could also decide not to raise or suspend the debt limit, which has never happened before. If that happens, officials at Treasury could be forced to decide whether to prioritize payments and stop paying certain bills"

 

So government shutdowns are out and, sorry if I seem extreme about this, so too does constitutional government.

 

Happily we are assured it will be raised so don't worry about it. 

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