Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Have you read the rest of my comments where I advocate that regulators strip the rating agencies of their role in determining credit ratings of bank holdings for regulatory capital purposes?

Market prices are known not to be predictors of anything - they tell you how much it costs you to hedge particular exposures as of right now, and in small volumes. They don't tell you what the probability of anything is. In particular, CDS spreads are not probabilities of default.

The probabilities of default quoted as equivalent to various credit ratings are also nonsense, as I have said before on this forum.

The brainless should not be in banking -- Willem Buiter

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 27th, 2010 at 05:52:46 AM EST
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