U.S.'s credit rating cut defies dire predictions

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?
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P, downgrade

Government bond interest rates near all-time low

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.
Posted In: government bonds, S&P

Rating agency again steps into political fray

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.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P

Eurozone on watch for S&P downgrade

Dec 5, 2011
But it could be a good thing for the debt crisis there.
Posted In: downgrade, S&P

S&P gets dropped by municipalities

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...
Posted In: S&P, Standard & Poor's

Warren Buffett vs. S&P?

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...
Posted In: downgrade, S&P, Warren Buffett

Downgraded: The price of strutting and fretting

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...
Posted In: downgrade, S&P

U.S. Downgrade: The First Wall Street Analyst Reactions

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...
Posted In: downgrade, markets, S&P, Wall Street


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...
Posted In: bank regulations, credit rating, Davos, FCIC, financial crisis, Goldman Sachs, Japan, mid-day update, S&P