Also in Merkel's response to the S&P downgrades comes this chilling idea: She says she will...

|By:, SA News Editor

Also in Merkel's response to the S&P downgrades comes this chilling idea: She says she will consider legislation to bar institutional investors such as insurance companies from selling bonds when ratings are downgraded, or fell below investment grade. If banning short sales doesn't work, why not step it up a notch and ban selling altogether?