U.S. Interest Rate Assumptions Revised For April 2011, published March 16, 2011. Principles Of Credit Ratings, published Feb. 16, 2011. U.S. RMBS Interest Rate Model, published Aug. 17, 2010. Standard & Poor?s Interest Rate Evaluator (SPIRE), published Aug. 17, 2010. Standard & Poor's Enhances U.S. Residential Mortgage Cash Flow Model, published March 4, 2008. Standard & Poor's Launches SPIRE Cash Flow Model For RMBS, published Sept. 12, 2005. These criteria represent the specific application of fundamental principles that define credit risk and ratings opinions. Their use is determined by issuer- or issue-specific attributes as well as Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' assessment of the credit and, if applicable, structural risks for a given issuer or issue rating. Methodology and assumptions...
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