S&P's view AAA-rated corporations are a safer investment than AA-rated Treasuries doesn't...


S&P's view AAA-rated corporations are a safer investment than AA-rated Treasuries doesn't hold water with bond investors. Analysts point out the highest-rated corporate bonds on the market still trade with wide spreads over Treasuries, and the risk-free benchmark remains very firmly in place.

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  • Papaswamp
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    What gets me is everyone points at the S&P…but Egan-Jones downgraded the US in mid-July. they have an excellent record..better than the S&P. Weiss also downgraded the US (way down but not one of the Nationally recognized agencies). With another big trade deficit it looks like GDP will be sub 1% again. Guess the printing press trumps sound businesses….
    11 Aug 2011, 10:19 AM Reply Like
  • 395308
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    There is no comparison... Corporations have no taxing power. Will you people please wake up.
    11 Aug 2011, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • Harry Piels
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    Seems like a mix of corporate, sovereign, and hybrid inflation-indexed product would fit the times perfectly. Here you'd have at least moderate safety, yield, and protection. Does this exist with a reasonable expense ratio?
    24 Aug 2011, 09:22 AM Reply Like
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