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US Morning Report : Current Account Deficit stays at 2011 levels, futures trade up

After the full year 2011 Current Account Deficit reported a $473 B in March, today’s data for Q1 remains a large $132 B and apparently it does not hurt the … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: Another global day of ruins and Greece may yet leave the Euro

IT looks likely that Euro will break down from the 1.32 levels of earlier this weak when it continues from $1.297 levels as US Economic data remains wishy washy about … Continue reading

May 9, 2012

Moody’s downgrades Six Nations putting UK on negative watch | Insight Europe

Moody’s did not derate France because of the size of its Economy and increased productivity , probably vindicating the French tirade against rating agenceis after the S&P downgrade and the … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

European Debt Crisis: S&P downgrades Italian Banks

Despite multiple actions on banks near or around the sovereign downgrades of last month, the sovereign downgrades to A+ for Itaaly and Junk for Portugal have not been factored into … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

The EFSF has been downgraded by S&P | Insight Europe

For some reason, S&P did not need any working days to discover if the remaining AAA countries would take affirmative action after German PM Angela Merlkkel mentioned the downgrade may … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

S&P Ratings playoffs – France downgraded, Luxembourg and Netherlands retain AAA | Insight Europe

S&P ratings came through late on Friday, a full day laden of expectations belying the small rally for the Euro from the 16 month low on Wednesday and Thursday as … Continue reading

January 14, 2012

Here comes la rabaisser, el rebajar, the downgrade | Insight Europe

The Euro zone news that yet moves everyone is here with France losing its AAA status and the formal announcement expected by the Financial markets with alacrity. France will join … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Derisking your capital-at-large portfolio | Advantage Banking (European Banks deleveraging)

Caution: The contents of this bank secret are not proprietary and frequently in use at all large institutions including those not targeted by the Occupy movement. Most parts of this … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

The math of being broke III – The S&P problem with Debt projections

The agency S&P shared its preliminary rating with the Capitol on Friday where the Treasury showed it a deficit lower by $2 tln and S&P admitted to the mistakes which … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

A downgrade for US even as Moody's postpones the inevitable

S&P downgraded long term US debt to AA+ even as it maintained A1+ rating on short term instruments. The downgrade is headlined “On Political Risks and Rising Debt Burden” and … Continue reading

August 6, 2011