investment grade bond
A bond rated by commercial credit rating agencies as investment grade, for example, BBB or higher by Standard & Poor's and Ba or higher by Moody's Investor Services.

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  • investment grade loan — England, Wales A loan made to a borrower with a good credit rating. A borrower s credit rating is determined by a rating agency or, in some cases, more than one agency. Standard & Poor s ratings for investment grade loans range from AAA to BBB .… …   Law dictionary

  • investment-grade loan — England, Wales A loan made to a borrower with a good credit rating. A borrower s credit rating is determined by a rating agency or, in some cases, more than one agency. Standard & Poor s ratings for investment grade loans range from AAA to BBB .… …   Law dictionary

  • Investment grade — A bond is considered investment grade or IG if its credit rating is BBB or higher by Standard Poor s or Baa3 or higher by Moody s or BBB(low) or higher by DBRS. Generally they are bonds that are judged by the rating agency as likely enough to… …   Wikipedia

  • investment-grade debt — ➔ debt * * * investment grade debt UK US noun [U] FINANCE ► the type of bond or other loan that has a low risk of not being paid back: »The company in May sold $3.5 billion of bonds in a record investment grade debt sale, and then issued $1.5… …   Financial and business terms

  • Investment Grade — A rating that indicates that a municipal or corporate bond has a relatively low risk of default. Bond rating firms, such as Standard Poor s, use different designations consisting of upper and lower case letters A and B to identify a bond s credit …   Investment dictionary

  • investment grade — A term defined by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency ( OCC) (12 CFR 1) and used in its investment regulation to define eligible investments. Investment grade means a security that is rated in one of the four highest rating categories by… …   Financial and business terms

  • Investment grade bonds — A bond that is assigned a rating in the top four categories by commercial credit rating companies. For example, S&P classifies investment grade bonds as BBB or higher, and Moodys classifies investment grade bonds as Ba or higher. Related: High… …   Financial and business terms

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