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INSIDE MARKET DATA FIXED INCOME SPECIAL REPORT

As the credit market explodes, so does the need for market data. By Karl Mackelburg, global head of evaluated pricing and structured products, Reuters

Until the late 1980s, investors paid little attention to changing credit ratings, primarily because if a company's credit rating soured, the investor had ample time to react and contemplate the effects of their investment decisions. Additionally, companies' credit ratings were often downgraded by only one level—for example from A+ to A, providi