- The U.S. will be downgraded to "selective default" (SD) if the debt ceiling isn't raised by mid-October and the governmnt fails to service a debt, says S&P, but there will be no change to the AA+ credit rating as long as the impasse is short-lived. "This sort of political brinkmanship is the dominant reason the rating is no longer AAA."
- The story provides an opportunity to check on Treasurys amid the imminent government shutdown. The 10-year yield fell as low as 2.59% overnight, but has returned back to 2.61%, off one basis point on the session.
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S&P chastises U.S. over "political brinkmanship"
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