'Risk free' after all! USA keeps AAA rating

April 13, 2015 6:37 PM

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Fitch Ratings – one of the biggest providers of credit ratings for debt – affirmed its pristine AAA rating for the United States of America Monday.

Getting the top rating from Fitch is a huge vote of confidence for the credit worthiness of the US of A. The U.S.’ longstanding gold-standard reputation as being “risk free” came into serious question in August 2011 when Standard & Poor’s took its rating on U.S. federal debt to AA+ from AAA. S&P is ...

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