US Budget Deficit 9th Largest Economy in the World

After falling to a low of 2.33 percent on October 8th, the 10-day Treasury has sold-off closing today at a yield of 2.64 percent.  The recent high is around 2.83 percent, which we will be watching closely.

To get a sense of the magnitude of the U.S. government’s funding requirements, we’ve constructed the following table from the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) database.   If measured as a separate economy, the US budget deficit would rank as the 9th largest economy in the world.

It’ll take a boatload of quantitative easing to keep interest rates from rising if a global portfolio reallocation takes place.  This may be what the big spike in commodity prices is signaling.    Stay tuned.


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One Response to US Budget Deficit 9th Largest Economy in the World

  1. Pingback: Greenspan: High US Deficits Could Spark Bond Crisis | Global Macro Monitor

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