Fixed-income research poll results, day 5

On the final day of announcing our 2010 fixed-income research poll results, we look at which countries have the most stable monetary policy; indicators for default; and your worries about Europe.

Singapore stands out as the country perceived to have had the most stable monetary policy during the past year, according to our survey of 680 investors. This is perhaps not surprising, as there have been numerous studies and books written about Singapore's small, open economy that is dedicated to growth and to attracting the right type of foreign investment.


Perhaps more telling is investors' views about the best default indicators. Like last year, credit default swap CDS spreads are viewed as the number one indicator, according to those polled. A year ago, at least 6.2% of our respondents also relied on the reviews of rating agencies, but this year...

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