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Bond ratings

Bond ratings Definition

Letter grades assigned to a bond issue by a rating agency (Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s) that point out the investment quality of a bond.

Bond Ratings

Moody's Explanation
Aaa Highest quality
Aa High-grade
A Upper medium grade
Baa Medium grade
Ba Lower medium grade or speculative
B Speculative
Caa Highly speculative
Ca Near default or in default
C Lowest grade
Standard & Poor's Explanation
AAA Highest quality
AA High-grade
A Upper medium qrade
BBB Medium grade
BB Speculative
B Low grade, speculative
CCC Poor-quality, default possible
CC Highly speculative
C Given to Income bonds on which no interest is paid
D In default
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