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Insight on what's ahead for Wall Street following the worst weeks since March 2009, with Jack Bogle, The Vanguard Group.
CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details on S&P lowering its rating on long-term counterparty credit ratings, as well as its rating on Fixed Income Clearing Corp.
The loss of the AAA rating was not totally unexpected, says Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief U.S. equity strategist.
Insight on what the Fed's next steps will be, with Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor.
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We will have to wait to see how the downgrade affects investing behavior, says Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director, who says the nation's debt is not triple A.
S&P was correct and generous in its small downgrade, says Ken Rogoff, Harvard University economics professor. He added that the timing is reasonable.
This is a political downgrade, not a financial downgrade, says Donald Marron, Lightyear Capital chairman/CEO.
Warren Buffett says there's no question that the United States' debt is still AAA and that he's not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P's downgrade.
"The American people need to know that nothing is going to change without some pain for them," says Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman/CEO. "We're going to pay our debt but who is going to get screwed in the long run? The poor guy that's living on fixed income because inflation will take it's toll," says Langone.
Short-term, the downgrade may not impact banks but the overall reaction from markets and the economy is a concern, says John Kanas, BankUnited chairman, president/CEO.
China media says the U.S. debt woes show an overreach in military efforts. Insight on the reaction to the U.S. debt downgrade from China, with Joshua Cooper Ramo, Kissinger Associates managing director.
We will not default on our debt because of the size of our economy, says David Walker, Comeback America Initiative founder/president/CEO. He continues to say the S&P made the right moves but for the wrong reasons.
Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US' credit rating from AAA on Friday, was "absurd", Richard Portes, professor of economics at the London Business School, told CNBC Monday.
There is an ideological clash, Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, who sheds light on S&P's downgrade of U.S. debt.
Influential economist Nouriel Roubini has warned hopes that the recent slowdown was temporary have been dashed and predicted the US and other advanced economies will have a second “severe recession”.
"Clearly the S&P downgrade is a disappointment, clearly the timing as well is disappointing but I don't think financial markets will be taken completely by surprise by this," Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management told CNBC.
The decision by Standard & Poor's to cut America's debt rating is, in Alan Greenspan’s view, bad for America’s state of mind.
"A one notch downgrade by a single agency doesn't force anybody to sell treasuries, it doesn't affect cash funds or money funds, so in the short term, the practical implication is pretty limited. It has been made pretty clear the US Federal Reserve will continue to accept US Treasury paper and US-guaranteed paper as collateral," Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, told CNBC.
The sovereign debt crises on both sides of the Atlantic has created what some analysts are calling an "ugliness contest" between the U.S. dollar and the euro, and experts remain split on which of the two currencies are a safer bet.