James Pethokoukis

Why S&P would lurv Paul Ryan’s budget plan after all

April 20, 2011

Earlier today I noted that none of the major debt reduction plans floating around would meet S&P’s key financial metrics, as well as those of its competitors. At least this was the analysis of Goldman Sachs. Here is what I wrote (plus a pretty chart):

America’s AAA bond rating

May 22, 2009

Will America’s lose its AAA S&P bond rating? Not anytime soon, says the econ team at Wachovia:

Who’s going to default?

May 21, 2009

Here are some numbers (via The Big Picture) on how investors in credit default swaps views the odds of sovereign debt default by various nations: