Euro Cuts Losses After France Loses AAA Rating (EWQ, UUP, FXE, CRARY, BNPQY)

Scott Martin: Traders who spent the morning selling the rumor that Standard & Poor’s would soon downgrade the sovereign credit of France are now buying the news, pushing the battered euro off its intraday lows.
NYSE:EWQ January 13, 2012 4:47pm

Volatility ETFs: The Real Safe Haven? (VXX, XIV, CVOL, VXZ, TVIX)

Friday saw the unthinkable happen; a downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard and Poor’s, who then went on to downgrade Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, shattering markets in the process. But now that the decision is in, and there is no looking back, many have fought over whether or not S&P made the
NYSE:CVOL August 9, 2011 4:12pm

Who’s Left In The AAA Club For ETFs? (BUNL, BUNT, BWX, BWZ, IGOV)

Tim Seymour:  While the United States was said to enjoy the best credit in the world, that was less a factor of its AAA rating and more a matter of a massive economy and unsurpassed resources.
NASDAQ:IGOV August 7, 2011 5:39pm

Markets: China Wastes No Time In U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade

Kerri Shannon:  While Standard & Poor’s mulls over a U.S. credit rating downgrade, China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. wasted no time cutting its U.S. debt outlook, signaling Asia’s lack of faith in the declining U.S. dollar.
NYSE:TBT August 4, 2011 10:23pm

The United Sates Has Effectively Defaulted At Least Six Times (GLD, SLV, TLT, TBT, UUP)

Larry Edelson:  Despite all the grandstanding and dirty politics in Washington, any day now the United States debt ceiling of $14.294 trillion will be raised.
NYSE:GLD July 25, 2011 3:50pm

Investors: The $1 Billion Armageddon Trade Placed Against The United States

Jack Barnes:  Someone dropped a bomb on the bond market Thursday - a $1 billion Armageddon trade betting the United States will lose its AAA credit rating.

Take A Look At The U.K. ETF As the Country’s Current AAA Rating Is Not In Jeopardy

europe"Investors looking to participate in any rebound in the U.K. economy need look no further than the iShares MSCI UK Index (NYSE: EWU), which offers investors a broad exposure to the major sectors and companies operating
ETF BASIC NEWS January 13, 2010 6:08pm

Could The US Lose It’s AAA Rating? Profit With These ETF’S

aaaAn investor buys an idea and waits for that idea to materialize. It might take minutes, hours, days, sometimes even years for that idea to materialize. The longer the time frame, the more likely the idea will materialize profitably, according to an recent article in May/June 2009 issue CFA Institute Magazine. After it cut its outlook on the United Kingdom’s triple-A credit rating to ‘negative’ from ’stable’, last week Standard & Poor’s raised worries that the United States could lose its "AAA" rating. On May 27, Moody’s Investors Service, another ratings agency, said the U.S. government’s AAA rating is stable despite the country’s swelling debt. But it did not completely rule out a downgrade.  
ETF BASIC NEWS June 3, 2009 11:14am

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