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Standard & Poor’s Places Eurozone On Credit Watch

December 7th, 2011

After months of individual sovereign downgrades by the three leading ratings agencies, S & P has now entered a quantum leap by placing almost the entire Eurozone on a credit watch, including the behemoth economies of Germany and France. Furthermore,  Standard & Poor’s followed up by placing the European Financial Stability Facility, the vehicle for supposedly bailing out problematic Eurozone sovereigns and banks, on a negative credit watch. The fact that even the EFSF is on the verge of a downgrade, along with potentially almost all the sovereign states using the euro, is proof positive that the Eurozone debt crisis is irreversible, the politicians have lost control, and when the inevitable downgrades follow this devastating credit warning from S & P, all hell will break loose.

In the meantime, the clownish politicos of the Eurozone continue their interminable series of emergency meetings, continuing to promise a final and complete solution to the Eurozone debt crisis. However, in a rare moment of candor, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that at best, a solution was years away.   Given all that, will China and the other BRIC nations, along with private investors, really want to invest in Euro bonds? 


Officer Larry of the NYPD is on his way to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan to arrest peaceful protesters involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Being a public spirited member of the New York Police Department, Officer Larry does remind us that there is a global economic crisis underway that rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s.



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