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Declaring the Grand Bargain Dead Is Premature – New Economic Perspectives

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of New Economic Perspectives. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Stories in The Washington Post and the New York Times have some in the blogosphere proclaiming that it’s time to celebrate the death of the Grand Bargain, and others at least raising a question about its death.…

Jack Lew: Avoiding Default Is Your Responsibility Too – New Economic Perspectives

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of New Economic Perspectives. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. With the end of the Summer break, now comes the return of the debt limit dance. From Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s letter to John Boehner: “Congress should act as soon as possible to protect America’s good credit…

Is It Really About “Dysfunctional” Partisanship? New Economic Perspectives

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of New Economic Perspectives. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. The popular narrative in Washington, DC these days among the MSM pundits is that the Congress is “dysfunctional” in the sense that it is very difficult for it to pass a budget and rise above periodic “fiscal”…

How Will the Debt Ceiling Debate Affect Gold Prices? Money Morning

If you’re wondering how the debt ceiling debate will affect gold prices, you need to check out a new report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS).

Investment powerhouse Goldman believes gold prices will log impressive gains over the next three months as the debt ceiling debate takes center stage on Capitol Hill. The bank is advising investors to position portfolios ahead of upward moves in the precious metal.

“We see current prices as a good entry point to re-establish fresh longs,” Goldman analysts Damien Courvalin and Alec Phillips wrote in a Jan. 18 report.

The bank reaffirmed its three-month price target for gold of $1,825 an ounce. (Gold was trading at $1,695.20 in New York Tuesday.)

“The uncertainty associated with these (debt-ceiling) issues, combined with our economists’ forecast for weak U.S. GDP growth in the first half of 2013 following the negative impact of higher taxes, will push gold” to the three-month target, the report stated.

The Goldman strategists pointed out six instances between 1996 and 2007 when the country hit the debt ceiling and the Treasury responded by using its muscle to execute “extraordinary measures” to keep the country afloat and running.

Gold prices rallied some 10% in half of these instances in the month prior to the debt-limit increase.

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