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Credit Credit Downgrades

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    Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US' credit rating from AAA  on Friday, was "absurd", Richard Portes, professor of economics at the London Business School, told CNBC Monday.

  • Dollars and Euro

    The sovereign debt crises on both sides of the Atlantic has created what some analysts are calling an "ugliness contest" between the U.S. dollar and the euro, and experts remain split on which of the two currencies are a safer bet.

  • International investor Jim Rogers

    The U.S. doesn't deserve a AA-plus credit rating, much less triple-A, commodity bull and noted investor Jim Rogers told CNBC on Monday.

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    After Standard and Poor's historic downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating to AA-plus from triple-A, fears are growing that other countries may be next, most notably France, which is facing big costs from a bailout of troubled Euro zone countries.

  • Markets are rife with speculation about the impact of the Standard and Poor’s downgrade on US interest rates. But history suggests that calls for a surge in rates is likely exaggerated.

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    Scores of big corporations have lost their AAA status in recent years, and it hasn't seemed to hurt them, so what's the big deal about the federal government losing such status, The New York Times reports.

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    U.S. Treasurys have rallied in recent days as worries about slowing growth have overtaken concerns about the sustainability of U.S. government debt. But one analyst says Treasurys are among the riskiest assets on the planet today and investors should look at Asian government bonds instead.

  • Fitch: AAA in Play?

    Is U.S. debt in danger of a downgrade? Discussing pending threats to the nation's triple A rating, with CNBC's David Riley, Fitch Ratings.

  • Europe on the Brink, Guggenheim CIO

    Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners on why people will flee the euro and go to a safe haven like US Treasurys, since the United States is 'the least dirty shirt in the bag.'

  • Jefferies Downgrades Wal-Mart

    The firm lowers its rating on the world's largest retailer from a buy to a hold. Insight with Daniel Binder, Jefferies & Co. senior equity research analyst/managing director.

  • Markets React to Debt Deal

    Discussing the pending debt deal and what it means for the markets, with Chris Cordaro, RegentAtlantic Capital, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak & Company.

  • Will the Deal Pass?

    Discussing whether the debt deal will pass today's vote in Congress, with Rep. Phil Gingrey, (R-GA), and CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

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    Raising the debt ceiling may be considered a "done deal" but the fact the cuts don't satisfy S&P's requirements has investors wondering if the downgrade shoe will drop. Stocks rallied on the news of the debt deal and industry associations from all sectors are cheering as well.

  • Can Retail Keep Growing?

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on AK Steel's downgrade, and Deborah Weinswig, Citigroup provides insight on the retail sector.

  • Treasury Building

    The only relative safe haven in North American equities in the event of a U.S. default would be Canadian banks, though even they would feel the ripple effects, according to a report from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

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    The reverberations of Washington’s impasse over a debt deal are already being felt in the short-term credit markets, a key artery of the economy that daily supplies trillions of dollars of credit the New York Times reports.

  • UBS: Managing Client Concerns

    Insight on the financial services space, and where investors are putting their money, with Robert McCann, UBS Wealth Management Americas CEO.

  • Call of the Day: Cisco

    The Fast Money traders weigh in with trades on Cisco, Sprint, and Netflix, and the best way to play the markets ahead of tonight's key House vote, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • President Barack Obama

    When "the dollar is the reserve currency underpinning the system, waking up to discover that U.S. debt may not be AAA after all is surely a market event,” says an analyst at one European bank.

  • WOTS Now: Juniper Becomes Hemlock

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Juniper's downgrade, Cisco, Corning, Dunkin, and Amazon, and Dan Dicker, MercBloc with a trade on oil. Also, Greece is downgraded once again, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.