Strategy Conference Call
The Knowns and Unknowns of Crossing the X-date
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Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 am EDT
Past US debt ceiling showdowns have never crossed the X-date where the Treasury runs out of money to meet all federal obligations, and many market participants assume similar resolutions this time. However, this leaves the potential implications of a X-date breach relatively unexplored. The Treasury and the Fed have led exercises since 2011 imagining markets after an X-date. Some expected results from crossing the X-date are known but many remain unknown. In this context, market participants are starting to prepare for the ‘what if?
Please join us in this session for a discussion on the key themes and potential risks with our Santander speakers:
- Stephen Stanley, Chief US Economist, SanCap, Santander CIB.
- Steven Abrahams, Head of Investment Strategy, SanCap, Santander CIB.
- Paul Murphy, Managing Director, US Rates Trader, SanCap, Santander CIB.
- Mike Gilroy, Managing Director, Rates & FX Trading, SanCap, Santander CIB.
Link to recording is here.
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