At the rate that the US government is intervening and most business enterprises floundering, one would have to think if the credit ratings are still any good? Everyone seems to be drowning in debt, or at least they claim to be, and it is not speaking highly as far as lifting the spirits of investors in the business market. If nothing frantic is to be done, we may see the worst downtrend in the fiscal economy in years.
It is imminent and while we have read of the widely celebrated downfalls of corporate giants in the finance industry, the trust in the banking system is at an all-time low. If you think of it, can you still trust the financial sectors the world used to reliably have?
Money is important and putting them in the right places is a need. But if you get news of a dip in the economic performance, you would have to wonder if your money and finances would be better off stacked away in some part of your home.
Forget about the interest and the potential earnings you can get. The fact remains that you may even lose your principal amount in the process. With that said, most people have been withdrawing their money from banks and choosing to safeguard it within their own grasps. And you really cannot blame them.
So as far as credit ratings is concerned, we may just see it fall out of bounds. That is perhaps something that is a product from constant intervention and our shying away from capitalism.
Originally posted on September 22, 2008 @ 9:47 am