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Old 01-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Red face Fitch Goes on Rampage: Cuts Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus and Slovenia

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Fitch just cut the long-term issuer ratings of 5 EU countries:

Belgium: AA+ to AA

Spain: AA- to A

Italy: A+ to A-

Cyprus: BBB to BBB-

Slovenia: AA- to A

It affirmed Ireland's BBB+ rating with a negative outlook.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Sweet! much more collateral is required by that?
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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Oooohh... Italy at A-.

Italy is the one to keep your eye on (I watch them all, but I have lots of time, that semi-retired thingie). Italy goes, then France bids us adieu, Germany gets hosed (Auf Wiedersehn!), then you have about 24 hours to get the last out of the banks, grocery stores, the gun shops and any last bullion left.

Maybe want to have your Dr. (tell him to turn the radio on so he hears how his stocks are doing, then pass over that $500 in fiat...) give you one fast last prescription for any and all meds, particularly ones you can trade. I don't have to spell that one out...

That last day you are going to be very busy! Might be smart to cover some of those bases now!
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