UPDATE: EURUSD at 1.2478 as we post.
While European, US, and commodity markets (ex-Spain) were enjoying the hope/hype of ECB rumors and QE chatter, Egan Jones just burst the bubble. back to reality. Within minutes of their downgrade of Spain, EURUSD was plunging faster than Facebook and along with that cornerstone of correlated risk markets, gold, silver, oil, copper, and US equities had smashed lower.
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2012 – 11:27Egan-Jones Egan-Jones European Central Bank Gross Domestic Product NRSRO Rating Agencies Rating Agency UnemploymentThe little rating agency (or is that former, now that it is public knowledge that Egan-Jones missed a comma in their NRSRO application?) that just refuses to go away, has done it again, and downgraded Spain from BB- to B (negative outlook of course), and on the edge of the dreaded triple hooks, mere days after it cut it from BB+ to BB-.