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S&P Cuts UK Outlook To Negative

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The drainage of AAA quality collateral contonues as S&P cuts it outlook on the United Kingdom to negative...


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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Fips_OnTheSpot
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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment max2205
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Didn't even wait till friday after the close....what's up with that!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Cue up TIMMMMMMAY!!! Hurry!

We need a "there's no chance the U.S. will be downgraded [again]...absolutely zero chance..." again...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment The trend is yo...
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this could only mean one thing, moar QE from them = higher stock prices....STFU and BTFD.


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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Step by step, Wall Street and Germany are tag teaming the UK into oblivion.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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+1 for the strangest comment of the day, so far. you are not alone, two weeks ago someone was claiming that the EU is all about enslaving the English race

you do know what unique role banks in the City play in all this mess, don't you?

you do know what the Bank of England is doing, lately, don't you?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Germany actual companies that actual products, dude. They even export them, and they don't contain wiring that will burn down your garage/house/office.

The UK is home to the original collection of Vampire Squid Parasitic Drain Banks/Financial Firms, mostly headquartered in London, and all part of the fractional full fiat reserve scam (we conjure fiat from thin air, capture representatives of "sovereign" people, then loan that fiat to their government) that not only don't produce wealth, but destroy it forever, after picking off some lusty "bonuses" to keep amongst them and theirs.

Poof! It's gone!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment trollin4sukrz
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It really is too bad Germany didnt do a better job in WWII.. There would be a hellova lot less banking problems today if they could have destroyed London completely and totally. But now we are all being fed upon by the parasites. Where is Hitler when you need him?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Hitler! Nazis! Hogan's Heroes! Hitler! Nazis!!!  Hitler!!!!


(I'm playing up that card for you.)

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Ummmm wasn't it Reagan and Thatcher in the Eighties that started deregulation, if you are going to bomb London carrying on flying onto New York.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I've maintained all along that New York City (the place and institutions it contains) is the sister-parasite city to London, and for all the very same reasons.

Parasitic, massive drag on the rest of the country, with wealthy destroying enterprises and scheming that depends on the taxpayer host's mammary gland for constant feeding.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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yeah, but OUR Parasite City has the Royals. and the Westminster parliament. and history and culture and plenty of euroskeptics and bedbugs and eurotrashers and Greek, Russian, Arab and Chinese tax-haven oligarchs and cameras, cameras, cameras.... oh, my, soooo many cameras...

Meanwhile YOUR Parasite City has only a cute French bronze holding a candle or so and our gold. Ha!





care to swap?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I think the only redeeming thing about New York City is the Pizza.

I couldn't stomach a Royal Family, Queen or Monarchy, even if symbolic; that would definitely put me over the edge.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment akak
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You've got to be fucking kidding.

"New York pizza" is an oxymoron --- that paper-thin crap is unworthy of the name. 

Chicago deepdish is the sine qua non of real pizza.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:57 | Link to Comment falak pema
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lol, this is worthy of the great salami battle between Bologna and Florence.

The Best Salami in the Country - Forbes

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Popo
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The fact that the UK has a massive hand in the current crisis isn't the point.   The point is that this will (and must) eventually turn into an "every nation for himself" situation.    Until now there has been massive collusion between the central banks because they believe that a unified front can insure stability.  This is untrue.  The problem is that stability is a phantasm.  It's not going to be achieved over the long term because it is only being achieved thus far via unsustainable means.   So as it becomes increasingly clear that stability cannot be maintained, it will also become clear that coordinated action cannot be maintained.

Who will be the losers in that next chapter?   Easy answer:  Japan and England.   They are the weakest players at the table, and they will be thrown under the bus.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment HoaX
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every nation for himself


Very true Popo, but in this case it is only coming from the UK itself, with their great hero Nigel Farage and constanst frustrating of any European financial sector reforms.

Many still want them to be European partners and they could have easily been as influential as Germany, France or Italy if they had been a bit more constructive in this sense.


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment falak pema
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"When thieves fall out..." has been a continuous emphasis of some on this ZH site. 

The current Uk conundrum is epitomised by two tendencies: Boris of London and Nigel of Porridge.

Boris of London is the perennial shill who touts the essence of Maggie's oligarchy farm : Oligarchs of the world unite in London town, the greatest white washing machine in the world, thanks to Euro-dollar become petro-dollar legacy post 1971-1973 BW revoke and Dear Henry's Oil guaranty "poke" in ME super-shuttle sick joke.

So Maggie inherited that and made London the crown jewel of Oligarchy world, both Oil-arab and Gas-Russian post Elstine.

But...that has the inconvenience of making the Brits the worst whores of the western world; whence Nigel of Porridge and "we're british" meme; all the while sucking the teat of Murdoch's empire (the man has to live).

Now UK economy is doing the great splits, as neither will make it Nirvana UK of Elizabethan/Victorian shangri-la.

Rough ride ahead...if the EURO zone pulls the plug on City free for all...Yikes! 

And...WS now has to fend for itself..."Sorry UK, special relationship is an expensive business, we can't keep bailing you out"; unless we have a WW3!

In which case we'll call you...don't call us! 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:51 | Link to Comment No Euros please...
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Hey, isn't that what women have when they're faking it? A phantasm?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Well, they operate by the old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again".

World War I didn't work. Neither did World War II.

If this is the third time, I suppose we should be prepared to be charmed.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment The trend is yo...
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leave them alone already, have you seen the brit's skin and teeth? that should be punishment enough

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 06:27 | Link to Comment maff
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The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world (Oscar Wilde). Still true today.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment camaro68ss
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Thats BS, cut that S*** to the triple hook CCC bitchez

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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So when is S&P going to cast it's critical gaze over the totaly bankrupt worse-every-day US and downgrade it?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:34 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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When will they learn not to mess with the Anglo-American banking empire?  The last time S&P downgraded the US, the CEO, Deven Sharma, lost his job in just a few days.

Gadhafi lost his head when he tried to introduce the gold dinar for Africa.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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No worries I guess as all that really matters now is Pelosi spoke and cashed in her puts, Boner going to speak and probably cash out his calls.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Catullus
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Apparently if you don't target unemployment, then no one's going to know you're serious about it. They should take a "radical change" and focus on an unrelated statistic to determine when they should discontinue money printing.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment JackT
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Tally Ho!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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No that WAS London,this is London now:

Anyone fancy coming over for a holiday?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment resurger
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Am really Shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!! really

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment youngman
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Losing another AAA rated country...and gold and silver going

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment ThirdWorldDude
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Blame it on deflation...      /sarc

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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what about moody's? (they have the best reputation ;)

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment ShorTed
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I'd like to +50 you for the sarc...well done.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Surprised? no. Expected? Yes. Will it change anything? Nope.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Re: Neg. watch, About bloody time....

The problem with Thatcherism is that you eventually run out of North Sea oil...

tm Flakmeister 2009

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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They (the Bank of England) are obviously not printing fast enough.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment jubber
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I say that's a pretty bad show ole boy.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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A bloody bad show ole chap!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Maybe the Fed's next new mandate will be to get first world sovereign credits back up to AAA.

Once you convince yourself that money printing begets wealth there really aren't many constraints to how/where that kind policy tool can be applied.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:45 | Link to Comment Glass Seagull
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AAA is soooo 2011

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:47 | Link to Comment spinone
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Good for Treasuries

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Cassandra Syndrome
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Is triple A cardinal or ordinal? In other words are they just benchmarked against how relatively woeful the nations of the world are? If everyone eventual loses Triple A, by what means is Triple A rated? Does a new batch of Triple A nations emerged on weaker fundamentals than 5 years ago?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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France's fault.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 04:08 | Link to Comment Heweliusz
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Everything is France's fault anyway!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:52 | Link to Comment max2205
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There a mic on the S&P it boyzzz. there big janet with a strap on waiting for you in your max prison cell

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Pretty sure it doesn't matter much anymore since the various CB's of the world quite caring about what rating agencies say.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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Rating agencies don't seem to understand if there are no more AAA countries, then AA will suffice as top paper and all the Policies will simply be revised to allow the same amount of investment it.  Chicken Little Politics...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Using that logic, Fitch, Moody's and S&P should just give 'em the triple hooks right now.  Would take a lot of weight off of their collective shoulders.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment Jason T
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Japan is gonna blow next year .. that'll start the domino

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment swissaustrian
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Downgrading a central bank, now that's great. What was the idea behind it? Is the printing press broken?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment StoleYourMoney
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Wait til they cut the US credit rating this month!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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CCC is the new AAA....rejoice jolly good show!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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As long as everyone is downgraded to CCC together, it will be OK.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment HoaX
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“I am not going to speculate about the future decisions of rating agencies,” Osborne said. “My job is to maintain credibility. What I see in the current environment, with a lot of problems elsewhere in the European continent, is that the U.K. is something of a safe haven.”


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:00 | Link to Comment Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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The new Goldman ringmaster Carney,is now showing his true money printing colours and has recently said it may be necessary for the UK to have a different target for the BofEngland instead of the current 2% inflation target(which as everyone with an IQ bigger than their shoe size has realised was not being followed - growth was the aim)he now wants to consider growth targets,which in a country with an economy as bombed out as this would only mean one thing- massive money printing to send GDP positive-not real growth of course but forget inflation -that is so 70's,growth to reduce unemployment,the return of house price inflation is what the UK populace want.

Those stupid enough to have not overborrowed to buy a house-(sorry money making machine)-and saved for their future and made pension arrangements,well they are going to be thrown on the proverbial fire.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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Carney's comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

What he basically said is he wants to replace one bogus number (inflation) with another bogus number (GNP).

As both numbers are bogus, the only indication given is that he intends to print.  There is no news in that.

The $64 question is what happens to the bond market?  An exit strategy is the same as a strategy to play musical chairs.  You need to ease your way out and you can't wait for that last chair.  Once out, where do you go?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:26 | Link to Comment giggler123
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Scalaris
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Complete and utter poppycockery.

I say, those dastardly S&Ps should be hanged, drawn and quartered under Lambeth bridge.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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Highly unlikely. I saw the professor in the video with the gold. He had really long hair like a real genius. There was a lot of video gold. They are very rich. This downgrade must be some sort of mistake. If not, they would self-implode. That could never happen to a bank... even one with a printing press. Remain calm and carry on.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Here in the UK it is shit. Low wages, no wage growth and rampant inflation. We are on the road to punary.

Lol... today on the news the queen was at the bank of England inspecting the Gold vault, I bet she was making sure her stash was still there.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 22:54 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Low wages, no wage growth and rampant inflation.


Indeed it is, the rest of the world is, Low wages, no wage growth and rampant inflation.

Punary? Fuck knows what that means except that you can't spell.


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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2 years from now they might actually cut the rating which is really helpful for investors...rating agencies seem to be less a proactive helpful analytical organizations bent on ferreting out issues that money managers may not know about.  Too frequently now, they are 2 years behind and simply hold the keys to policy cuts that have to happen once they downgrade as everyone knows should have happened years earlier.  And even then if there are no more AAA countries then those policies are busily being rewritten now to allow crappier collateral for whatever "investment" needs to invest in them...we can play this game for decades longer...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 23:11 | Link to Comment smiler03
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If ratings ever meant anything then why the fuck were US Mortgage backed securities (AAA) the downfall of the global economy?


It is obvious and simple to anybody apart from 90% of ZH morons who cannot see beyond their bibles...

The US is the most corrupt, fucked up, out of control, unscrupulous, nefarious, perfidious, foulest piece of shit that has ever existed.

Or put more simpy, using a popular ZH contributor: akak

akak backwards spells kaka which is hebrew for shit

With ambassadors like ZH contributors, it's no wonder that the world hates you ignorant twats. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Venerability
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In the same announcement, S&P also cut its ratings on Yorkshire terriers, cilantro, treadmills, sweet potatoes, soap, April, mimes, break dancing, and its research director's Cousin Dorothy, who forgot to send him a birthday card last year. 

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