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How Are Bonds Rated?
 
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When investing in bonds, it may be beneficial to consider bond ratings. Learn about the three main ratings agencies and how they evaluate bond issuers. Questions or Comments? Have a question or topic you’d like to learn more about? Let us know: Twitter: @ZionsDirectTV Facebook: www.facebook.com/zionsdirect Or leave a comment on one of our videos. Open an Account: Begin investing today by opening a brokerage account or IRA at www.zionsdirect.com Bid in our Auctions: Participate in our fixed-income security auctions with no commissions or mark-ups charged by Zions Direct at www.auctions.zionsdirect.com
Views: 18933 Zions TV
Intro to the Bond Market
 
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Most borrowers borrow through banks. But established and reputable institutions can also borrow from a different intermediary: the bond market. That’s the topic of this video. We’ll discuss what a bond is, what it does, how it’s rated, and what those ratings ultimately mean. First, though: what’s a bond? It’s essentially an IOU. A bond details who owes what, and when debt repayment will be made. Unlike stocks, bond ownership doesn’t mean owning part of a firm. It simply means being owed a specific sum, which will be paid back at a promised time. Some bonds also entitle holders to “coupon payments,” which are regular installments paid out on a schedule. Now—what does a bond do? Like stocks, bonds help raise money. Companies and governments issue bonds to finance new ventures. The ROI from these ventures, can then be used to repay bond holders. Speaking of repayments, borrowing through the bond market may mean better terms than borrowing from banks. This is especially the case for highly-rated bonds. But what determines a bond’s rating? Bond ratings are issued by agencies like Standard and Poor’s. A rating reflects the default risk of the institution issuing a bond. “Default risk” is the risk that a bond issuer may be unable to make payments when they come due. The higher the issuer’s default risk, the lower the rating of a bond. A lower rating means lenders will demand higher interest before providing money. For lenders, higher ratings mean a safer investment. And for borrowers (the bond issuers), a higher rating means paying a lower interest on debt. That said, there are other nuances to the bond market—things like the “crowding out” effect, as well as the effect of collateral on a bond’s interest rate. These are things we’ll leave you to discover in the video. Happy learning! Subscribe for new videos every Tuesday! http://bit.ly/1Rib5V8 Macroeconomics Course: http://bit.ly/1R1PL5x Ask a question about the video: http://bit.ly/29Q2f7d Next video: http://bit.ly/29WhXgC Office Hours video: http://bit.ly/29R04Ba Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/QZ06/
Bonds - Understanding Rating Agencies
 
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Many people blame the 2008 financial crash on bad bond ratings. Could it happen again? Should you be concerned? Watch this video to learn what ratings agencies look for when determining bond risk. SUBSCRIBE to learn everything you need to know about trading: https://ota.buzz/2JRtxbd SIGN UP for a FREE Half-day class! http://ota.buzz/youtube Want to learn more useful trading and investing tips? Check out these playlists: - Best of: Investing Strategies: https://ota.buzz/2HbqN7U - Best of: Expert Trader Sam Seiden: https://ota.buzz/2Ej8mLp LET'S CONNECT! — https://www.facebook.com/OnlineTradingAcademy/ — https://twitter.com/TradingAcademy — https://www.linkedin.com/company/online-trading-academy/
EU slams US credit rating 'oligopoly'
 
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While the US finds itself in danger of a credit ratings downgrade due to a national debt crisis, a number of European countries have seen their status fall even further. Stand & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch - the three largest US-based credit rating agencies - have been criticised by European policymakers who say they have been too quick to downgrade indebted EU states during the euro zone debt crisis. Rainer Bruederle, the head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners in parliament, has put forward a proposal on Friday to to launch a privately funded, independent European agency to break the dominance of the three main US houses, according to Handelsblatt, a German newspaper. "Trust in the statements of the opinion-oligopoly of the three largest U.S. agencies is one of the reasons that risks in financial markets became known too late," the business daily quoted him as saying. Nadim Baba reports from London, the UK capital.
Views: 3952 Al Jazeera English
Bond Ratings Update
 
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On Friday, August 3rd, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee passed a package of tax extenders, which included the rum cover-over extension for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. called it a 'tremendous victory', saying it aws important for their upcoming bond issuance. News2's Erica Bivens has the latest ratings from 'The Big Three'.
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Every James Bond Movie Ranked Worst To Best
 
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If you're new, Subscribe! → http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Looper Since he first appeared on the big screen in 1962, James Bond has become a worldwide film sensation. With 24 "official" James Bond adventures and three "unofficial" films, the franchise can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you're new to the series. Some of these movies remain classics today, while others…not so much. Let's take a look at every James Bond film ever made, and rank them from worst to best. Chances are good this list will leave you shaken and stirred... Casino Royale (1967) | 0:30 A View to a Kill (1985) | 1:04 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) | 1:37 Octopussy (1983) | 2:04 Casino Royale (1954) | 2:28 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) | 3:04 The World Is Not Enough (1999) | 3:41 Die Another Day (2002) | 4:06 Live and Let Die (1973) | 4:42 Quantum of Solace (2008) | 5:00 Spectre (2015) | 5:26 Moonraker (1979) | 5:51 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) | 6:26 For Your Eyes Only (1981) | 6:47 The Living Daylights (1987) | 7:14 Never Say Never Again (1983) | 7:44 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) | 8:15 Licence to Kill (1989) | 8:48 You Only Live Twice (1967) | 9:22 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) | 9:42 GoldenEye (1995) | 10:06 Thunderball (1965) | 10:35 Skyfall (2012) | 11:01 Dr. No (1962) | 11:26 Casino Royale (2006) | 12:02 From Russia with Love (1963) | 12:43 Goldfinger (1964) | 13:07 Read more here → http://www.looper.com/77922/every-james-bond-movie-ranked-worst-best/ Film and TV Theories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j 12 Film Theories That Change Everything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpwRA9KQnWU&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=18 7 Marvel Characters Who Won't Survive Phase 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txeT2Do6kl8&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=12 5 More Film Theories That Change Everything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RbPCCSbxXM&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=17 How The Walking Dead Could End https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYixr55HA10&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=13 5 Fan Theories That Totally Change TV Shows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4SaMgBFYo&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=2 5 Movies That Strangely Predicted Real-Life Deaths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuAacTFzL00&list=PLOzaghBOlEsf1EjjXEqYZ3cr1Va9eP68j&index=10 Website → http://www.looper.com/ Like us → https://facebook.com/loopermoviestv/ Follow us → https://twitter.com/looper Instagram → https://instagram.com/looperhq/ Looper is the go-to source for the movies, TV shows and video games we all love. We're addicted to all things superhero and Star Wars, but we're not afraid to binge watch some reality TV when the mood strikes. Whether it's revealing Easter eggs and secrets hidden in your favorite films, exposing movie mistakes, highlighting the best deleted scenes, or uncovering the truth about reality TV's strangest stars, Looper has endless entertainment for the discerning YouTube viewer.
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6 James Bond Actors Ranked
 
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6 James Bond Actors Ranked Subscribe Now! ► http://bit.ly/SubClevverMovies Since 1962’s Dr. No, James Bond has been one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises and in that 50 plus years many great actors have carried a license to kill, but some have clearly fared better than others. Who do we think is the best Bond? For More Clevver Visit: Like us on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ClevverMovies Follow us on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/ClevverMovies Keep up with us on Instagram: http://instagr.am/Clevver Website: http://www.clevver.com Add us to your circles on Google+: http://google.com/+ClevverMovies Tweet Sinéad: https://twitter.com/SineaddeVries
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Why Did the U.S. Credit Rating Get Downgraded? Standard & Poor's - Financial Services (2011)
 
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The United States debt-ceiling crisis of 2011 was a stage in the ongoing political debate in the United States Congress about the appropriate level of government spending and its consequential impact on the national debt and deficit. The Republican Party, which had retaken the House of Representatives the prior year, demanded that the President negotiate over deficit reduction in exchange for an increase in the debt ceiling, the statutory maximum of money the Treasury is allowed to borrow. Were the United States to broach the debt ceiling and not be able to use other "extraordinary measures", the Treasury would have to either default on payments to bondholders or immediately curtail payment of funds owed to various companies and individuals that had been mandated but not fully funded by Congress. Both situations would likely have led to a significant international financial crisis. On July 31, two days prior to when the Treasury estimated the borrowing authority of the United States would be exhausted, Republicans agreed to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for a complex deal of significant future spending cuts. The crisis did not permanently resolve the potential of future use of the debt ceiling in budgetary disputes, as shown by the subsequent debt-ceiling crisis of 2013. The crisis sparked the most volatile week for financial markets since the 2008 crisis, with the stock market trending significantly downward. Prices of government bonds ("Treasuries"), rose as investors, anxious over the dismal prospects of the US economic future and the ongoing European sovereign-debt crisis, fled into the still-perceived relative safety of US government bonds. Later that week, the credit-rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States government for the first time in the country's history, though the other two major credit-rating agencies, Moody's and Fitch, retained America's credit rating at AAA. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated that the delay in raising the debt ceiling increased government borrowing costs by $1.3 billion in 2011 and also pointed to unestimated higher costs in later years. The Bipartisan Policy Center extended the GAO's estimates and found that delays in raising the debt ceiling would raise borrowing costs by $18.9 billion. Throughout 2011, Standard & Poor's and Moody's credit rating services issued warnings that US debt could be downgraded because of the continued large deficits and increasing debt. According to the CBO's 2011 long-term budget outlook, without major policy changes the large budget deficits and growing debt would continue, which "would reduce national saving, leading to higher interest rates, more borrowing from abroad, and less domestic investment -- which in turn would lower income growth in the United States." The European sovereign debt crisis was occurring throughout 2010--2011, and there were concerns that the US was on the same trajectory. In a report issued by the credit rating agency Moody's, analyst Steven Hess suggested that the government should consider getting rid of the limit altogether, because the difficulty inherent in reaching an agreement to raise the debt ceiling "creates a high level of uncertainty" and an increased risk of default. As reported by The Washington Post, "without a limit dependent on congressional approval, the report said, the agency would worry less about the government's ability to meet its debt obligations."[86] Other public figures, including Democratic ex-President Bill Clinton and Republican ex-CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, have suggested eliminating the debt ceiling. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_debt-ceiling_crisis_of_2011
Views: 1145 The Film Archives
The Big Short (2015) - FrontPoint Partners confronts Morgan Stanley Risk Assessors and S&P
 
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"...apparently, uh, tying up six years of insurance payments in hopes of housing Armageddon is not a prudent investing." "...Okay. I want you to walk back in there and, very calmly and very politely, tell the risk assessors to **** off." "You are selling ratings for fees...Rating Shop." "If you can afford to make less, make less."
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8/5/2011 S&P cuts US Treasury bond rating
 
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NHK World Article: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_13.html US credit rating agency Standard & Poor's says it has lowered its long-term credit rating on US government bonds by one notch to AA-plus from its highest AAA level. The agency said on Friday it lowered the rating because the deficit reduction plan agreed by the government and Congress is not sufficient. This is the first downgrade of US government bonds by a major credit rating agency. The enactment of legislation to raise the government debt ceiling kept the US from falling into the worst-case scenario of a default. But the legislation does not include plans for large-scale spending cuts. Some investors say the downgrade by S&P could become a factor in destabilizing financial markets, reducing the credibility of the dollar as a key currency and fueling the yen's rise. Several analysts are predicting an impact on financial markets on Monday. US bonds' loss of the top-notch rating could also have effects on financial markets because China, Japan, and other national governments and financial institutions hold a large amount of US Treasuries. Other major credit rating agencies -- Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings -- say they will keep their US Treasury ratings unchanged at the safest levels. Saturday, August 06, 2011 12:02 +0900 (JST) FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. constitutes 'fair use' of any such as provided in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 the US Copyright Law.
Views: 502 Jason Chan
Warning and Opportunity: U.S. Government Bonds Lose AAA Credit Rating!
 
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U.S. government debt has lost its AA credit rating! Like Greece, Iceland, and Dubai, the runaway spending from our Washington, D.C., politicians has caught up with us.
Views: 139 Money And Markets
The power of the credit rating agencies - Docu - 2012
 
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The financial markets tremble when the rating agencies disclose their ratings about the credit worth of a country. Government leaders lose their sleep over the rating of their country. But often the ratings of Moody's, S & P's and Fitch were incorrect. "It's just like making a rough estimate, giving a credit rating to a country is nothing but a board game." - Jerome Fons (Former Director of Moody's). The rating agencies, or credit assessors, are all over the news. Recently, there has been many downgrades of mainly European countries and companies. With as a consequence troubled financial markets and governments that are getting deeper in financial trouble. Reducing a country's credit rating can have such major consequences that government leaders, if their credit rating is at stake, are begging on the phone with the credit rating agencies. Who are these credit rating agencies actually? What do they base their credit ratings on? And are the numbers in the reports they assign to companies and countries correspond correct? For more insight into the power of credit rating agencies, VPRO backlight spoke with Jerome Fons, ex-director of Moody's, David Levey, former head of the Moody's European Country Awards, Timothy Sinclair, Professor of Political Economics at the University of Warwick, and Dirk Müller, former stockbroker at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In addition, VPRO backlight looks with Portuguese mayor Carlos Carreiras at the consequences of Portugal's depreciation and talks with Ron Grassi, a retired lawyer who has started a lawsuit against the rating agencies. In VPRO backlight, the story of the rating agencies, their influence on the financial markets and their role in the world. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2012. © VPRO Backlight January 2012 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Martijn Kieft Research: Maren Merckx Production: Marie Schutgens Editors: Henneke Hagen, Jos de Putter English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Are U.S. Government Bonds AAA or Junk?…And Who’s Lying?
 
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The U.S. government is in debt $21 Trillion, an amount that can never be paid. Yet Moody’s and Fitch reaffirmed their top AAA rating on U.S. debt. Why do they do this? Do they have to? Why can’t politicians, the media, CEO’s, or anyone else, ever tell Americans the truth?
Views: 10886 RonPaulLibertyReport
U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded
 
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Calling the recent deficit-reduction deal inadequate, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. long-term sovereign credit rating to AA+ from its top rank of AAA. CNNMoney reports. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Wood Stoves and Fire places are being banned" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOLU-a0wbWk -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Stocks, Bonds & Investments : How Are Ratings of Bonds Determined?
 
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A bond rating is determined by examining the profits, management and products of a company. Companies with good credit will have highly rated bonds. Get lower rates of return on highly rated bonds with insight from an investments manager in this free video on investing. Expert: Gregory Bramwell-Smith Bio: Gregory Bramwell-Smith is the relationship and portfolio manager at Bramwell-Smith Associates. Filmmaker: David Pakman
Views: 407 ehowfinance
IN DEBT WE BUST(USA loses it's AAA credit rating)
 
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Obama quote, "We ain't payin' shit!"
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Is the AAA Rating of U.S. Bonds at Risk?
 
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All Things Money #19 Part 2: David Blain of D. L. Blain & Co., discusses the rating risk of U.S. bonds and the rest of the global bond market. He also begins a discussion of recent changes to the tax code.
UK stripped of AAA credit rating
 
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http://www.euronews.com/ The UK has lost its triple AAA credit-rating for the first time ever after ratings agency Moody's decided on a downgrade. Demoting Britain by one notch down to AA1, Moody's blamed weak prospects for economic growth and 'high and rising debt burden'. The move is a blow to the fiscal policy of UK Chancellor George Osborne, who vowed to defend the triple A rating during the last election in 2010. Slow recovery from the global financial crisis is being blamed on the target of slashing the budget deficit through austerity by 2015, but the Chancellor will remain steadfast in his approach despite the downgrade. "Well, I think this is a stark reminder of the debt problems that Britain faces and the clearest possible warning to anyone who thinks we can run away from dealing with those problems," said Osborne. Moody's says Britain's outlook is now stable, making any changes to the rating in the next year or so unlikely. France and the United States have also lost their triple A rating from at least one ratings agency. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
Views: 6038 euronews (in English)
Danger of a US Credit Rating Downgrade
 
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Kroll Bond Rating President and Coo James Nadler speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on how the government shutdown could effect a credit rating. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Marshall Islands urges Australia to cut emissions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaeGCUCv7Ks
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BOND RATINGS | Business Class Explained
 
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SUBSCRIBE! ALSO CHECK US OUT ON: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequotecouple/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fansofkindness Twitter: https://twitter.com/bayo_kristina Our Website: http://www.bondsandkindness.com/ Welcome to the “Business Class explained” series where I try to explain business concepts like your best friend would. Kristina and I decided to share these videos with you because as much fun as chasing a dream tends to be, it can get messy when money gets involved. This series is an example of our commitment to always help. I try to explain ideas and formulas from the perspective of someone that is actually thinking of using them for an existing business, thus explanations may come off a bit casual. Not as stern as your college professor but I prefer this method of teaching, though it has its handicaps. There are moments where I admit to oversimplifying. SO! For the sake of full disclosure, use this as a warm up to deeper understanding. I try to create a relatable foundation for you but in an attempt to be your pal, I sometimes don't remind you to review a section on current assets so that you can fill in the obvious gaps when I discuss net working capital. But do not worry, you will always get the gist of the topics discussed and many will find this to be a useful study guide. I am excited and proud to present this to you all. I hope it offers some sort of service to your academic or professional journey. But enough of that, back to making travel videos! Oh Yea! MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE Intro music by: "Basic Implosion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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S&P Puts 'Negative' Outlook on U.S. AAA Credit Rating
 
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April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Standard & Poor's put a "negative" outlook on the U.S. AAA credit rating, citing rising budget deficits and debt. The ratings firm said there is "a material risk that U.S. policy makers might not reach an agreement on how to address medium-and long-term budgetary challenges by 2013." Bloomberg's Hans Nichols, Michael McKee and Peter Cook talk about the report with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 711 Bloomberg
Alberta put on credit watch by bond rating industry
 
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Alberta once boasted the best credit rating in Canada has just been put on a credit watch by the bond rating industry. Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media talks about this dramatic development with Paige MacPherson the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Meanwhile, the NDP just passed an executive order to increase Alberta's debt another $6 billion. However, Ontario is also carrying a great deal of debt, and they've ignored persistent warnings from experts. JOIN TheRebel.media for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else. http://www.TheRebel.media/ VISIT our NEW group blog The Megaphone! It’s your one-stop shop for rebellious commentary from independent and fearless readers and writers. http://www.TheRebel.Media/TheMegaphone
Views: 4071 Rebel Media
U.S. Government Debt Rating Downgrade - What Does it Mean?
 
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A credit rating agency issued a warning to the U.S. Government on Thursday (June 2, 2011), saying that it may lower its debt rating if a solution isn't found to the spending/debt crisis. It sounds like a bunch of confusing jargon, but I'll explain how it directly affects your wallet in this 2 minute video. For more information and resources, visit our website, http://www.2minutefinance.com.
Views: 477 2minutefinance
The Point: S&P becomes first foreign firm to rate Chinese bonds
 
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S&P Global got the green light to rate China’s domestic bonds. It will be the first foreign-owned company allowed to rate Chinese domestic bonds. What does this move mean for China’s credit-rating industry? After the Chinese central bank said it would continue to allow other eligible and globally acknowledged players into its market, what could be next? Panelists: Prof. Dai Xianfeng, adjunct professor at Renmin University of China; Prof. Ravi Ramamurti, director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University; Dr Huifeng Chang, CFO of Canadian Solar Inc.#SP#Chinese#bond Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing Tiktok: https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/6593878228716666886.html?u_code=d1kab7mki4ai6e&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6593878228716666886&tt_from=copy&utm_source=copy Douyin: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fv.douyin.com%2F8QTXhV%2F&redir_token=WkBScl40kZbx7ZwJ9M7QhhTjErx8MTU0NTcyMTg3N0AxNTQ1NjM1NDc3&event=channel_description
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S&P downgrades US credit rating (Dow Jones)
 
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http://www.StockMarketFunding.com S&P downgrades US credit rating (Dow Jones). China tells US "good old days" of borrowing are over. Standard & Poor's cut the U.S. long-term credit rating from top-tier AAA by a notch to AA-plus on Friday over concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. "US Government Debt AAA" "US Government Debt AA" "US Government Debt downgrade" "us debt downgrade" "S&P downgrades us debt" "S&P downgrades united states debt"S&P US debt downgrade" "us double dip recession" "double dip" "us recession" "US loses AAA rating at S&P" "President Barack Obama" "White House" "Wall Street" "US Government" "AAA credit rating" "US AAA credit rating" " US AA credit rating" "Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating" "U.S. Federal Reserve" Greece Italy Spain Portugel "economic crisis" G7 Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. "American economy" "central banks" "United States Treasury bonds" "CreditWatch with negative implications" "US bonds" "US treasuries" "united states economy" "economic outlook" "market commentary" "stock market" "economic analysis" "day trading" "swing trading" "market analysis" "Gerald Celente" "Ron Paul" "Peter Schiff" "Alex Jones" "Marc Faber" "Ben Bernake" "Tim Geithner" "gold prices" "silver prices" "stock market analysis" "us economic outlook" "economic collapse"
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Why Moody's and S&P Bond Ratings Are Not Enough
 
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Individual corporate bonds can provide higher returns than bond funds and have less risk than stocks. Learn why bond investors need more than a credit rating and a yield to make successful corporate bond investments.
Views: 3804 BondSavvy
BREAKING - S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating
 
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MSNBC - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moXbRNFZl2g CNN - http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/05/sp-tells-white-house-it-will-downgrade-u-s-rating/ FOX - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/05/us-official-says-sp-reconsidering-us-credit-downgrade/ GLP - http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1585541/pg1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- My Links Backup YouTube Channel Subscribe To Keep In Touch http://youtube.com/ItsMaKa2 Follow Me On Twitter For Breaking News / New Uploads / Live Show Alerts http://twitter.com/MaKaElectric Follow Me On Facebook Page Repeats Twitter Feed Above http://facebook.com/ItsMaKa2 --- U.S. Scancast Website --- U.S. Scancast Nationwide Scanner Network Live Nationwide Scanner Audio And Chat 24/7 http://Scancast.webs.com
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The Federal Reserve is going bankrupt
 
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The Fed has now swapped around $600 billion of its $800 billion balance sheet for worthless paper from banks to try to keep the banking system afloat. A downgrade of US Treasury bonds is on the cards.
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Italy easily sells bonds despite ratings downgrade
 
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http://www.euronews.com/ The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from the Moody's ratings agency. Just hours after a further downgrade from Moody's, Rome was able to sell 5.25 billion euros worth of government bonds. Friday's cut by the US agency to Baa2, to just two notches above junk status, was criticised by the Italian Industry Minister Corrado Passera. He said: "The Moody's judgement is altogether unjustified and even misleading because it does not take into account all the efforts that our country is making." International demand for Rome's bonds is low but Italian banks are buying them. The bulk of those sold on Friday are due to mature in three years time. The interest rate that Italy had to offer on those was down at 3.6 percent in May, it hit 5.3 percent in June and has now slipped down to 4.65 percent. Moody's said it was lowering Italy's sovereign debt rating because of doubts over the country's long-term resolve to push through much-needed reforms - with the economy forecast to shrink two percent this year - and fears about Spain's problems spreading to Italy. The agency praised Prime Minister Mario Monti's commitment to fiscal reforms and structural consolidation. But warned it could again cut the country's marks if the next Italian government failed to continue along this path. "The negative outlook reflects our view that risks to implementing these reforms remain substantial. Adding to them is the deteriorating macroeconomic environment, which increases austerity and reform fatigue among the population," it said. "The political climate, particularly as the spring 2013 elections draw near, is also a source of implementation risk." The European Commission, which has so far mostly refrained from commenting on rating actions on individual eurozone countries, queried the timing of Moody's downgrade while backing the steps Italy has taken address its structural weaknesses. "I do think one can legitimately and seriously question the timing of it, whether the timing was appropriate," Commission spokesman Simon O'Connor told a regular briefing. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
Warren Buffett on the Financial & Housing Crisis and Credit Rating Agencies (2010)
 
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A credit rating agency (CRA) is a company that assigns credit ratings for issuers of certain types of debt obligations as well as the debt instruments themselves. In some cases, the servicers of the underlying debt are also given ratings. More on Buffett: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=22f3a19f1003df6e04ad734879f32fb7&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=warren%20buffett In most cases, the issuers of securities are companies, special purpose entities, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, or national governments issuing debt-like securities (i.e., bonds) that can be traded on a secondary market. A credit rating for an issuer takes into consideration the issuer's credit worthiness (i.e., its ability to pay back a loan), and affects the interest rate applied to the particular security being issued. The value of such security ratings has been widely questioned after the 2007--09 financial crisis. In 2003, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a report to Congress detailing plans to launch an investigation into the anti-competitive practices of credit rating agencies and issues including conflicts of interest. More recently, ratings downgrades during the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010--11 have drawn criticism from the EU and individual countries. A company that issues credit scores for individual credit-worthiness is generally called a credit bureau (US) or consumer credit reporting agency (UK). Credit rating agencies have been subject to the following criticisms: Credit rating agencies do not downgrade companies promptly enough. For example, Enron's rating remained at investment grade four days before the company went bankrupt, despite the fact that credit rating agencies had been aware of the company's problems for months. Or, for example, Moody's gave Freddie Mac's preferred stock the top rating until Warren Buffett talked about Freddie on CNBC and on the next day Moody's downgraded Freddie to one tick above junk bonds. Some empirical studies have documented that yield spreads of corporate bonds start to expand as credit quality deteriorates but before a rating downgrade, implying that the market often leads a downgrade and questioning the informational value of credit ratings. This has led to suggestions that, rather than rely on CRA ratings in financial regulation, financial regulators should instead require banks, broker-dealers and insurance firms (among others) to use credit spreads when calculating the risk in their portfolio. Large corporate rating agencies have been criticized for having too familiar a relationship with company management, possibly opening themselves to undue influence or the vulnerability of being misled. These agencies meet frequently in person with the management of many companies, and advise on actions the company should take to maintain a certain rating. Furthermore, because information about ratings changes from the larger CRAs can spread so quickly (by word of mouth, email, etc.), the larger CRAs charge debt issuers, rather than investors, for their ratings. This has led to accusations that these CRAs are plagued by conflicts of interest that might inhibit them from providing accurate and honest ratings. At the same time, more generally, the largest agencies (Moody's and Standard & Poor's) are often seen as promoting a narrow-minded focus on credit ratings, possibly at the expense of employees, the environment, or long-term research and development. These accusations are not entirely consistent: on one hand, the larger CRAs are accused of being too cozy with the companies they rate, and on the other hand they are accused of being too focused on a company's "bottom line" and unwilling to listen to a company's explanations for its actions. While often accused of being too close to company management of their existing clients, CRAs have also been accused of engaging in heavy-handed "blackmail" tactics in order to solicit business from new clients, and lowering ratings for those firms . For instance, Moody's published an "unsolicited" rating of Hannover Re, with a subsequent letter to the insurance firm indicating that "it looked forward to the day Hannover would be willing to pay". When Hannover management refused, Moody's continued to give Hannover Re ratings, which were downgraded over successive years, all while making payment requests that the insurer rebuffed. In 2004, Moody's cut Hannover's debt to junk status, and even though the insurer's other rating agencies gave it strong marks, shareholders were shocked by the downgrade and Hannover lost $175 million USD in market capitalization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_rating_agency
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Why The Ratings Outlook Is Mixed For U.S. GARVEE Bonds
 
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In the past year, bonds backed by direct federal payments for state and local highway and transit programs (known as government anticipation revenue vehicles, or GARVEE, bonds) have had their share of ups and downs, generally related to the federal government's fortunes. Standard & Poor's rates 70% of these bonds in the 'AA' category. However, 40% of the bonds we rate carry negative outlooks. Moreover, we recently revised the outlook to negative on 11 of the 15 bonds rated 'AA'. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Analytical Manager Peter Murphy explains what's behind our mixed outlook in 2013. Topics include the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21), which extends the Federal-Aid Highway Program funding, and changes to federal flow securitization methodology.
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Types of Bonds, Bond Ratings
 
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Join the course on introduction to investments on http://symynd.com/. Topic covered: Interest Rates, Corporate Bonds, Government Bonds, Mortgage-Backed Securities, interest & repayment of principal, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, Federal government bonds (a.k.a. Treasury bonds, T-bonds, "Treasuries"), trust indenture (a.k.a. bond indenture, indenture), trustee, protective covenants, convertible bonds (more about convertibles later), inverse relationship of bond prices and interest rates, when interest rates fall, bond prices rise -- when interest rates rise, bond prices fall, bonds versus stocks, risks: interest rate risk, purchasing power risk, business / financial risk, liquidity risk, call risk (prepayment), nominal rate (a.k.a. "coupon rate") versus current yield versus yield to maturity, face value (a.k.a. par value, normally $1,000 denominations), maturity dates, term bonds versus serial bonds versus sinking fund, bonds versus notes, call provision, call premium, put provision (unusual), par value (a.k.a. "par") versus premium versus discount, Treasury Bonds & Notes (versus Treasury Bills), TIPs -- Treasury Inflation-Indexed Obligations, agency bonds (examples: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, Sallie Mae), mortgage bonds (a.k.a. mortgage-backed bonds, mortgage-backed securities), collateralized mortgage obligations, municipal bonds (general obligation bonds -- "GO's", revenue bonds, special tax bonds), tax-exempt yield and taxable equivalent yield , corporate bonds, senior bonds versus junior bonds, debentures versus subordinated debentures, income bonds, zero-coupon bond, "junk bonds" (a.k.a. high yield bonds), foreign bonds, bond ratings, bond trading and bond quotes
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Krannert Professor of Economics on Debt Ceiling and Bond Credit Rating
 
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Krannert School of Management Interim Dean and Professor of Economics, Jerry Lynch, explains how the debt ceiling could potentially impact the United States' bond rating. Lynch also discusses the potential for US default and the threat of inflation or hyperinflation.
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National Treasury describe Fitch's downgrade to SA as a setback
 
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National Treasury has called the latest decision by Fitch Ratings agency to c South Africa's credit rating a setback. The agency announced yesterday that it has downgraded the country's long-term foreign and domestic debt to BB+, from BBB-, effectively taking the country's status to junk. This follows S&P's move earlier this week, which also downgraded our foreign debt to junk. Financial stocks have lost billions in value on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange following the S&P rating and the rand has lost value, as investors sold off South African bonds. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 891 SABC Digital News
Chinese ratings agency downgrades US credit rating
 
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A Chinese ratings firm yesterday made financial history and downgraded the US' credit rating from A+ to A. Meanwhile, hot money flowing into hedge funds and gold saw gold prices yesterday shoot to a historic high of US$1,670 per ounce. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­ Daily videos brought to you by THE Taiwanese Animators behind the infamous Tiger Woods animation. We got the funniest animations on the web to help you stay in-the-know on all the trending stories, so sit back, relax, and watch a few. Visit our channel for your daily dose of Taiwanese Animations: https://www.youtube.com/user/NMAWorldEdition Wish all your news was animated? Subscribe now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=NMAWorldEdition Can't get enough of Taiwanese animations? Connect with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NMAtv Twitter @nmatv http://www.twitter.com/nmatv Tumblr http://nmatv.tumblr.com Google+ http://gplus.to/NMAtv Web http://www.nma.tv
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Illinois' Bond Rating in perspective
 
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Illinois has a lower debt rating than 48 other states. Sad... This is a quick commercial I came up with
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Tender Option Bond Ratings Recap As Of February 2017
 
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In this CreditMatters TV segment, S&P Global Ratings analysts Jordan Anderson and Joshua Saunders provide a recap of tender option bond (TOB) trusts rated by us, with an emphasis on reviewing 2016 activity.
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Credit Rating Agencies_15-Nov
 
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Moody's decision on SA's credit rating - Zuzana Brixiova
 
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The Rand hit a one month high today following the decision of credit rating agency, Moody's, not to downgrade South Africa. South Africa was hit by a series of downgrades last year which means that S and P and Fitch - the other major rating agencies - rate South Africa as junk when it comes to the sovereign or 'foreign currency' rating. They also rate South African bonds denominated in Rand - which are the majority bonds that the government uses to raise funds - as junk. But Moody's as you can see rates South Africa in investment grade. Last year it took a wait and see stance and - given its note on Friday - the rating agency is happy with the budget and the political changes in South Africa. Markets are cheering the fact that Moody's not only kept its rate unchanged but also changed the outlook from negative to stable. That means we are no longer likely to be downgraded the next time around. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Greenspan: "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that"
 
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August 7, 2011 David Gregory: "Are U.S. treasury bonds still safe to invest in?" Alan Greenspan: "Very much so. This is not an issue of credit rating, the United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So, there is zero probability of default." https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/07/greenspan_us_can_pay_any_debt_it_has_because_we_can_always_print_money.html https://www.cnbc.com/id/44051683 http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44050464/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/t/meet-press-transcript-august "Central banks can issue currency, a non-interest-bearing claim on the government, effectively without limit. They can discount loans and other assets of banks or other private depository institutions, thereby converting potentially illiquid private assets into riskless claims on the government in the form of deposits at the central bank. That all of these claims on government are readily accepted reflects the fact that a government cannot become insolvent with respect to obligations in its own currency. A fiat money system, like the ones we have today, can produce such claims without limit. To be sure, if a central bank produces too many, inflation will inexorably rise as will interest rates, and economic activity will inevitably be constrained by the misallocation of resources induced by inflation. If it produces too few, the economy's expansion also will presumably be constrained by a shortage of the necessary lubricant for transactions. Authorities must struggle continuously to find the proper balance." Alan Greenspan: Central Banking and Global Finance (January 14, 1997) https://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/1997/19970114.htm "As the sole manufacturer of dollars, whose debt is denominated in dollars, the U.S. government can never become insolvent, i.e., unable to pay its bills. In this sense, the government is not dependent on credit markets to remain operational. Moreover, there will always be a market for U.S. government debt at home because the U.S. government has the only means of creating risk-free dollar-denominated assets (by virtue of never facing insolvency and paying interest rates over the inflation rate, e.g., TIPS—Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities)." St. Louis Fed: Why Health Care Matters and the Current Debt Does Not http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/re/articles/?id=2157
Views: 8340 wonkmonk
US debt jeopardizes the world economy
 
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The debt ceiling debates have been on display for the entire world to see and many countries are concerned about how the US economy affects their matters at home. Washington has put its AAA credit rating at risk. Worldwide, US bonds are considered the risk free asset. Has damage been done beyond the US border? How certain is the US economic financial situation? RT's Marina Portnaya reports on the issue.
Views: 2740 RT America
AAA Bond Rating
 
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McKinney was recently given a AAA bond rating by S&P due to the City's sound financial management.
Views: 84 City of McKinney
Credit Rating basics
 
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Learn what a credit bureau score is, and how it is used by banks and other companies to determine if and how they do business with you. Contact a credt agency to review your credit rating - Equifax or TransUnion: http://www.equifax.ca http://www.transunion.ca/
Views: 25834 RBCRoyalBank
Moody's reviewing America's credit rating
 
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The Moody's Corporation announced it will be reviewing America's credit rating "for a possible downgrade" due to the debt ceiling impasse. CBS News senior business correspondent Anthony Mason explains what that means.
Views: 481 CBS News
Vanguard's Lemco Says Downgrade of U.S. Debt `Unlikely'
 
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April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Jonathan Lemco, a sovereign credit analyst at Vanguard Group Inc., talks about Standard & Poor's decision to put a "negative" outlook on the long-term AAA credit rating of the U.S. Lemco speaks with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television's "Fast Forward." (Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 262 Bloomberg
Omaha's Triple A Bond Rating
 
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Mayor Jim Suttle explains the importance of reinstating Omaha's Triple A Bond Rating.
Views: 126 MayorSuttle
Fitch Ratings methodology for rating covered bonds
 
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Helene Heberlein, Managing Director, Covered Bonds, explains Fitch Ratings’ methodology for rating covered bonds.
Markets Mayhem: Asia stocks plummet on US rating downgrade
 
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Asian stocks tumbled early on Monday, kicking of what is a string of torrid trading around the globe. It follows last week's rout and is on the back of America getting its credit rating cut, as well as the Eurozone's debt wound that refuses to heal. RT's Priya Sridhar is in Asia's third largest economy, India, with the latest outlook.
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