What would happen if the ratings agencies actually took the plunge and killed the U.S. triple-A...

|By:, SA News Editor

What would happen if the ratings agencies actually took the plunge and killed the U.S. triple-A debt rating? Surely the dollar’s role as a safe-haven currency would be badly damaged, overturning the way the market has worked for decades. That's why few worry that it will happen: "The ratings agencies know the impact of effectively downgrading the world’s key reserve currency would be just catastrophic."