Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticized ratings agencies for their role in the current credit crisis. ” People believed they knew what they were doing,” he said, ” And they don’t.”

One of those companies that didn’t know what they were doing was Moody’s which holds a 40% share of the world’s credit ratings market.

Moody’s also owns which has been very bearish on home prices for years. I guess Moody’s dismissed it’s own forecasts.