Credit Ratings


  • How to Invest After Downgrade     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:44 PM ET

    Stanley J. G. Crouch, Aegis Capital Corp, and Jerry Webman, Oppenheimer Funds, discuss how to invest in the markets on the heels of the US debt downgrade.

  • US Downgrade = New Financial Era?     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:34 PM ET

    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO & co-CIO, says the US downgrade heralds a new financial era.

  • Japanese Stocks Open Down 1.4%     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:14 PM ET

    Asian markets open lower following S&P's downgrade of the US credit rating, with CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.

  • ECB to Help Italy and Spain     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:11 PM ET

    Global investors are also watching Europe as the ECB plans to buy Spanish and Italian debt on the secondary market, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • S&P Explains US Downgrade     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    David Beers, Standard & Poor's head of government debt rating unit, explains why S&P downgraded the United States' credit rating from AAA to AA . Veteran investor Jim Rogers also weighs in.

  • Why S&P Downgraded US     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    David Beers, head of S&P's government debt rating unit, explains S&P's reasoning behind the downgrade of US sovereign debt.

  • Sufficient Reasons for S&P US Downgrade     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    David Beers, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings at Standard and Poor's joins Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Rogers Holdings to discuss if the U.S. deserved a credit rating downgrade.

  • Why Was US Debt Downgraded?     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    David Beers, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings at Standard and Poor's cites the reasons behind the U.S. credit rating downgrade by the S&P. He joins guest host Jim Rogers, Chairman & CEO of Rogers Holdings.

  • Downgrading US Debt     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Wilbur Ross, chairman & CEO of WL Ross & Co., Bill Smith, CEO and senior portfolio manager at SAM Advisors, and Tai Hui, head of economic research at Standard Chartered discuss the U.S.' debt ratings downgrade

  • S&P Downgrades US Debt     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    Bill Smith, CEO and senior portfolio manager at SAM Advisors and Tai Hui, regional head of economic research, at Standard Chartered Bank discuss the impact of the U.S. debt downgrade on markets.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    With S&P’s downgrade of the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA, many are speculating on how markets and U.S. authorities will respond.

  • Fed Officials Say It's Business as Usual Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 1:33 AM ET
    U.S. Department of Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Federal Reserve officials publicly declared it was business as usual in the face of Standard and Poor’s downgrade of US government debt, but privately they acknowledged these were unchartered waters.

  • Told they had a $2 trillion error in their calculation, S&P roused several of its European committee members from bed for an emergency call. In the end, the decision remained: a downgrade for the U.S.'s Triple-A rating.

  • S&P Downgrades US Credit Rating to AA-Plus Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 12:36 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s triple-A credit rating to AA-plus late Friday and issued a negative outlook, meaning another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months.

  • Kate Kelly: S&P Downgrade Imminent?     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly says the government is bracing for a potential credit downgrade from the ratings agency Standard & Poor's. The downgrade, reports Kelly, may come as early as today. The agency has so far refused comment.

  • Downgrade Threat Affecting Treasurys' Appeal? Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    With the threat of failure to reach a debt deal finally out of the way and the worsening global macroeconomic picture gripping investors, it has been a win- win for US Treasurys so far.

  • The big ratings agencies have been blamed for much during the credit crisis, but they hadn't been raided by any of the countries they've threatened with downgrades, until Wednesday.

  • Will Italy Default?     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 7:33 PM ET

    Discussing the threat of Italian bankruptcy, with David Malpass, Growpac.com, and Charles Dallara, Institute of International Finance.

  • When Central Banks Target Havens     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Where can investors hide when central banks target safe havens? Hens Nordvig, head of G10 Fx Strategy at Nomura, weighs in.

  • US Bonds Are the Riskiest Assets Today     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Don Amstad, Director - Asian Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management, says bond risk means lending money to insolvent governments. We should look at the emerging markets rather than the developed ones.