Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wall St off high on CNBC bond insurer report

So Charles Gasparino ruined the party! Just when the market got another rate cut, and was up 100 points, he had to bring up something that was known yesterday:

"NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared gains in late trading on Wednesday after CNBC reporter Charles Gasparino said he believed that ratings agencies may downgrade bond insurers MBIA and AMBAC Financial Group Inc. as early as today."

Face it - these bond insurers are bankrupt. The paper is worthless - the model was bullshit. This is a trillion dollars worth of stuff here we are talking about. The bulls tried today, but this news wasn't the reason the market sold off late, it was just an excuse.

Update: Calculated Risk has more.