Though Congress has passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit, S&P may still cut the US credit rating -- or risk losing credibility forever, one fund manager says.
The resolution of the budget debate doesn't mean its hangover will go away soon.
As Americans focus on budget negotiations in Congress, the US may be headed toward another recession.
Sell your debt-resolution plays and focus on stocks that won't be derailed by a US default.
Treasuries, gold and cash prove popular as investors wait for signs of progress on the debt-ceiling resolution.
Metal prices are so high that the uncertainties of a US default make a further advance unlikely.
Even if a deal comes through before Tuesday, it's unlikely that the government can cooperate well enough to prevent a downgrade.
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