Asian Stocks Rallied, But Will it Last

With news from President Obama that there has been a debt ceiling deal within a day Asian stocks rallied from their current slump, yet the rally as positive as it is could sputter if the US congress fails to pass the deal and doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by Tuesday.  Many Asian countries are particularly sensitive to the USA debt situation since many (most notably China and Japan) are holders of US debt.

Although a default may happen, many argue that an Asian fear of defaulting on their obligations is an over reacting since the the US Government would take care of that first. Even without that fact, Asia’s connection to the US consumer base is vital and with a default or just a downgrade, the USA economy would be imperiled even more hurting Asia’s economy as well.