National credit rating and interest rates

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ricter, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Ricter


    Tightly coupled? Nope.

    "Sovereign Credit Ratings Are Unrelated To Interest Rates

    "By Matthew Yglesias

    "Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 12:36 PM ET

    "Today the European Parliament adopted rules designed to limit the ability of ratings agencies to downgrade sovereign creditors. It's a move that a lot of people are deriding as a "shoot the messenger" approach to sovereign debt issues. But today Bloomberg also published a study showing that this is a case of a messenger who's largely talking nonsense. You might think that borrowing costs rise in the wake of a downgrade and fall in the wake of an upgrade, but in reality it's a 50-50 proposition:

    " Almost half the time, government bond yields fall when a rating action suggests they should climb, or they increase even as a change signals a decline, according to data compiled by Bloomberg on 314 upgrades, downgrades and outlook changes going back as far as 38 years. The rates moved in the opposite direction 47 percent of the time for Moody’s and for S&P. The data measured yields after a month relative to U.S. Treasury debt, the global benchmark.

    "Worth keeping in mind."
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    Thank youRic;'
    I havent read any election year BS today till i read this.:D Thanks

    Like a trader said that shorted Citigroup;
    then the stock went up a bit,
    but stiil a pretty good downtrend''-Fundamentals win in the end''

    If that European BS is true ;whydid European socialists pass that law??.

    It is true, fundamentals may take a while to show up ;
    its also true, even stupid USA socialists may get by with some things, for a time. Especially when there are less stupid socialists in USA than Europe.:D

    Typical media socialsim /anti capitalist BS.
  3. Ricter


    Bloomberg's research, you mean?