Aug 2, 2012
A year after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, interest rates are lower than ever. Who made the right -- and wrong -- predictions?
May 18, 2012
The yield -- or interest rate -- on 10-year government bonds has fallen down to 1.7 percent, which is close to the all-time low.
Feb 9, 2012
Dec 6, 2011
First, the U.S. debt ceiling debate; now Europe. Standard & Poor’s threat to cut countries’ credit ratings appears meant to prod political action.
Dec 5, 2011
But it could be a good thing for the debt crisis there.
Aug 17, 2011
This final note today, in which S&P gets the bum's rush. At least three municipalities across the country have decided they no longer wish t...
Aug 8, 2011
This final note today, in which S&P beats up on Warren Buffet. The billionaire went on CNBC this morning, said he wasn't worried at all about...
Aug 8, 2011
Apparently, all of the sound and fury does signify something -- at least to the ratings agencies. All of the political theater we've witnessed o...
Aug 7, 2011
If you're having a good weekend, you're a person who doesn't have any money in the markets. For everyone else, this is a weekend of looking for a...
Jan 27, 2011
The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, and already we're hearing from forum participants. A senior executive of Goldman Sachs...