What do investors think about the US credit downgrade?

Fitch downgraded US credit

Last Tuesday, after the bell, Fitch decided to downgrade the US credit ratings from AAA to AA+.

The main reasons why Fitch has announced the downgrade are based on worsening fiscal conditions and governance.

The US stock market reacted with a bad performance yesterday.

The S&P 500 fell 1.38%, marking its biggest daily percentage decline since 25 April.

The Tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.17%, its worst one-day performance since February.

The Dow Jones closed the trading session with a loss of 0.98%.

Investors, however, are not worried about the US credit downgrade and strongly believe in the solid conditions of the US credit.

Yesterday’s stock market drop, in fact, has been seen as physiological, after the recent bull run and expected.

Meanwhile, the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, said she disagreed with Fitch’s decision, commenting the downgrade as “arbitrary and based on outdated data”.

Today’s events to watch

The US Labour Department will publish the weekly initial jobless claims data at 13:30 GMT+1.

The Institute of Supply Management will publish the Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) at 15:00 GMT+1.

Aftermarket, the tech giants Apple and Amazon are going to report their quarterly earnings results.

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