Fitch Warns On US AAA Rating Amid Lack Of Fiscal Credibilty

Tyler Durden's picture

With Bernanke's speech dominated by the word 'Fiscal', is it any wonder that Fitch comes over-the-top with a warning, via Reuters and Bloomberg:

  • *FITCH SAYS WOULD CUT US AAA RATING IF THERE IS NO CREDIBLE FISCAL CONSOLIDATION PLAN IN 2013
  • *UK, FRANCE ,GERMANY, OTHER AAA NATIONS HAVE CREDIBLE PLANS:FITCH

Are the world's central bankers now checking back to the governments? Well we know how that will end. With the Fed's implicit tightening (as the balance sheet rolls down) and the fiscal cliff, it seems headwinds are mounting.

Bernanke's speech - FISCAL loud and clear...

and just as last year, USA CDS is front-running the adjustment in US Treasury spreads along the curve...