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Math Vindicates S&P Debt Downgrade

Written By: Michael Pento  |  Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Standard & Poor's has been greatly vilified for their call to lower the U.S. credit rating to AA+ from AAA.  The evidence, naysayers point to, for their justification of excoriating S&P is the performance of Treasuries since the downgrade occurred.  Indeed, U.S. debt yields have fallen and the dollar has increased in the five months after being stripped of AAA.

In fact, foreigners increased their holdings of Treasuries in Q3 by $17.2 billion and now own nearly 50% of our marketable debt.  And 60% of their currency reserves are in U.S. dollars.  So there are no signs of panic yet.

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