Don’t Miss the AB Disruptor Series—$31 Trillion Reasons to Understand the Debt Problem 

Past battles over the US debt ceiling have ultimately been settled—sometimes at the 11th hour. But the current political climate and pandemic-related debt surge leave many investors with not-so-fond memories of the 2011 ratings downgrade—and wondering about the implications of outright default. 

The common wisdom may say that the impasse will be worked out because the cost of failure is steep, but at the center of the debate two key questions always emerge as markets monitor the give-and-take: How much debt is actually too much? And what happens when a country reaches that point?  

In the latest installment of the AB Disruptor Series, Unpacking the Debt Problem, Rick Brink, AB’s Chief Market Strategist, and an expert panel will start with a deep dive into the US debt-ceiling discussions and then look more broadly at the debt question both here and around the world.  

Key topics will include: 

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