US Rating Downgrade (S&P report)


Rating Action 

On Aug. 5, 2011, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’.

The outlook on the long-term rating is negative. At the same time, Standard & Poor’s affirmed its ‘A-1+’ short-term rating on the U.S. In addition, Standard & Poor’s removed both ratings from CreditWatch, where they were placed on July 14, 2011, with negative implications.

The transfer and convertibility (T&C) assessment of the U.S.–our assessment of the likelihood of official interference in the ability of U.S.-based public- and private-sector issuers to secure foreign exchange for debt service–remains ‘AAA’.


Download S&P’s 8-page report

(Right-click to download to disk. Left-click to open PDF in new window.)


Filed under Economy, Reason

2 responses to “US Rating Downgrade (S&P report)

  1. imahd

    Thanks for stopping in, Tracy. If you tell us which topics you like best, perhaps we can suggest a post or two. Cheers.

  2. you’re not living in the US right? just kinda stumbled on your blog and have been actively reading it all morning. i enjoy the discourse of this blog. just wanted to pop in here and say that this downgrade was a political debacle and should have never seen the light of day.

    – tracy


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