Tag Archives: Sovereign Debt

The Downgrade of France


On November 19, 2012, Moody’s downgraded France one notch from Aaa to Aa1. There are two key questions: why did it take so long? and why only downgrade one notch?

Treating the Symptoms


A massive €530 billion liquidity injection occurred in Europe today in the form of LTRO. This helicopter drop does not solve the Eurozone’s problems: it merely delays them. The ECB is treating the symptoms not the disease.