Fixed Income Market Q&A with Tom Carney and Nolan Anderson
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Weitz fixed income portfolio managers Tom Carney, CFA, and Nolan Anderson provide an update on how our fixed income funds are weathering the market downturn, where we’re finding opportunities, and our expectations going forward.
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The Funds receive credit quality ratings on portfolio securities when available from credit rating agencies. The Funds themselves have not been rated by a credit rating agency. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time. A security is “investment grade” when it has received a credit quality rating of at least BBB. If a security has received different ratings from more than one rating agency, then the highest rating is used. Mortgage related securities issued and guaranteed by government sponsored agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are generally not rated by rating agencies. Securities which are not rated do not necessarily indicate low quality. Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's senior long-term debt are currently rating Aaa and AAA by Moody's and Fitch, respectively.
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Consider these risks before investing: All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Changing interest rates may have sudden and unpredictable effects in the markets and on the Fund's investments. The Fund may purchase lower-rated and unrated fixed-income securities, which involve an increased possibility that the issuers of these may not be able to make payments of interest and principal. See the Fund's prospectus for a further discussion of risks.