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Ratings (Bonds)

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Ratings are various alphabetical and numerical designations used by the securities industry to give relative indications of bond and note credit-worthiness.

Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings use the same system, starting with AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C, and D. Moody's Investors Service uses Aaa, Aa, A, Baa, Ba, B, Caa, Ca, C, and D. The top four grades of each are considered to be investment grade.

Also See: Bond Rating table

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