Pound drops as S&P cuts UK outlook to negative

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  • Outlook on the AAA-rating cut to negative from stable

The Queen is displeased.

Bids through 1.6100/1.6090 cleaned out with more at 1.6070/60 and stops below.

  • S&P: One-in-three chance of a downgrade if economy weakens beyond expectations
  • Debt-to-GDP expected to continue to rise
  • Could lower rating in the next 2 years if fiscal performance weakens
  • Sees real GDP avg 1.6% from 2013-2015

FItch and Moody’s already have a negative outlook on the UK.

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  1. Surely the caption should read ‘Look at all these countries we used to own’. or possibly even ‘we are not amused’.

  2. Hilarious caption :) Thanks Adam! You guys are brilliant.

  3. Don’t be fooled, the Queen is second to the Rothchilds in wealth…and the Rothchilds are worth over 400 trillion dollars. You do the math. Her investment company “crown corporations” books are sealed to the public and have been for years.

  4. @ Negringo.. Trillion? Must be a typo. They are worth in the $350 billion range.


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