It seems there's a number attached to almost everything we do and we've become reliant on these numbers to tell us how we should feel about things. We may be a little older, and hopefully, a little wiser, but it doesn't mean that we still don't look outside ourselves for affirmation that what we're doing is okay.
Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a simple, straightforward oath. It leaves little room for misinterpretation. They vow to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to "faithfully discharge the duties of the office." High among those duties is paying the government's bills.
Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?