An investor buys an idea and waits for that idea to materialize. It might take minutes, hours, days, sometimes even years for that idea to materialize. The longer the time frame, the more likely the idea will materialize profitably, according to an recent article in May/June 2009 issue CFA Institute Magazine.
After it cut its outlook on the United Kingdom’s triple-A credit rating to ‘negative’ from ’stable’, last week Standard & Poor’s raised worries that the United States could lose its "AAA" rating. On May 27, Moody’s Investors Service, another ratings agency, said the U.S. government’s AAA rating is stable despite the country’s swelling debt. But it did not completely rule out a downgrade.