#ReleaseTheMemo

#ReleaseTheMemo

Monday, January 16, 2012

One of the top officials at one of the top credit rating agencies in the world publicly declared on television that "Greece will default very shortly."

Moritz Kraemer, the head of S&P's European sovereign ratings unit, made the following statement on Bloomberg Television on Monday: "Greece will default very shortly. . .That should chill you to your bones.

If the EU allows Greece to default, that would be a signal to investors that the EU would allow Italy, Spain and Portugal to all default someday too.

Confidence in the bonds of those countries would disintegrate and bond yields would go through the roof.
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