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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Investing Pros Discuss the Downgrade

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Dow Jones' Daisy Maxey spoke to fundsters in the wake of Standard & Poor's downgrade of of the U.S. government's credit rating.

The investment pros told Maxey there are no forced sales of securities as a result of the ratings cut. Meanwhile, possible implications of S&P's move include "downgrades to other securities or changes to collateral requirements," according to the article.

Those quoted in the article include Tom Luster, director of invesmtent-grade fixed income at Eaton Vance; Christine Thompson, chief investment officer at Fidelity Investments' bond group; Andrew McCormick, head of securitized products at T. Rowe Price; Joe Davis, chief economist and head of investment strategy at Vanguard Group; Christopher Molumphy, chief investment officer at Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group and Kevin Morris, director of marketing at Principal Funds. 

Edited by: Armie Margaret Lee

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