Fitch releases market indicator report

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While market-based indicators such as credit default swaps are an effective tool for monitoring short-term market sentiment towards debt issuers, a recent study by Fitch Ratings has found that over the last two-year credit cycle these indicators have been less useful for assessing medium-term corporate credit quality.

Advocates of market-based indicators have pointed to CDS spread widening on certain headline credits in the months prior to their 2002 defaults as evidence of the

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