What Are the Ramifications of a Debt Ceiling Breach?

October 07, 2021

With an agreement finally showing promise to resolve the U.S. government’s potential and impending debt ceiling breach, investors are assessing how this development might affect underlying portfolios. The debt ceiling is the maximum level that the U.S. government is permitted to borrow. This threshold was set by Congress over 100 years ago to make sure government borrowing does not reach excessive levels. Historically, every time the ceiling has been close to being breached, Congress has legislated a higher debt limit. However, the current situation is especially concerning given how close to the deadline we are and how contentious this issue is in Congress right now.

This newsletter examines the key issues of the debt ceiling, important dates both past and present, and the potential impact of a breach.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

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