Matt Franko and I have been detailing the last two months' net spending by the Treasury while under the debt ceiling constraint and the numbers haven't been good. A total of only $9 bln of $NFA's have been created where the normal "need" to ensure system stability is around $90 bln.
Sharp reductions in $NFA creation in the past have led to "liquidation events" like we saw in July-August 2011. I believe another one could occur soon. A technician friend of mine told me to watch the 1491 level on the S&P 500 Index. A break below that would be the first sign that the market is turning on its heels.