Thursday, July 22, 2010

Credit "Reform"? Nope. Credit Constipation!

Hooboy. They don't know what's in it...

Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings are all refusing to allow their ratings to be used in documentation for new bond sales, each said in statements in recent days. Each says it fears being exposed to new legal liability created by the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law...

So what?

...some bonds, notably those that are made up of consumer loans, are required by law to include ratings in their official documentation. That means new bond sales in the $1.4 trillion market for mortgages, autos, student loans and credit cards could effectively shut down

Well. THAT was an accomplishment! Congratulations, Senators Feingold and Kohl.

HT: Examiner

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