But Yahoo Finance and CNN Money are telling me its because of Italian Election Uncertainity?
This time the media got it right. If Silvio Bersculoni and the anti-EU party gain control that takes away all the market momentum we got from the OMT announcement. Once asked a question in relation to the markets Silvio basically called the people raising Italy's borrowing costs "a bunch of coke snorting traders".
. He failed the mention the 1% CUMULATIVE
GDP growth for Italy in the 2000's decades. That definitely didn't have anything to do with it.
Also, in regards to the sequester. We're going to go over the sequester, the deal will not get done before 3/1. A couple dates that you might see a deal get done is March 27th when the Continuing Resolution (basically stop-gap financing when the government can't pass a budget) and April 15th when Congress must actually pass a budget blueprint or they don't get paid. Keep in mind this just needs to be a blueprint, not an actual budget that is signed.