In The Wall Street Journal today (Tuesday), the lead story begins with the statement: "Financial markets on Monday began taking seriously the prospect of a downgrade of the U.S.'s triple-A credit rating, which it has held for nearly a century."
Unfortunately, that's a true statement: Many investors are just now starting to take seriously the possibility of a downgrade on the federal government's credit rating.
But I'd be willing to wager that this group of newly panicking investors includes very few Money Morning readers. After all, we've been warning you about this fallout for quite some time.
Not only that, we've been detailing moves investors can make to defend themselves - and in some cases, even profit.