Category: Agencies

  • The Ultimate Guide to Investment Grade Securities

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    Investment Grade Securities play a crucial role in the world of finance. Whether you are an individual investor or a institutional player, understanding the ins and outs of this asset class is essential for making informed investment decisions. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the definition and importance of investment grade securities, explore…

  • Investment Grade Definitions

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    “Investment Grade” refers to the quality and stability of various investment vehicles, indicating low to moderate risk and a strong likelihood of fulfilling financial obligations. Originating from credit ratings, where bonds rated “BBB” (S&P) or “Baa” (Moody’s) and above signify solid fundamentals and reliable interest and principal payments, the term has broadened to encompass a…

  • Investment Grade Bond Outlook 2024

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    The landscape for investment-grade bonds in 2024 presents a nuanced picture shaped by various factors, including interest rate movements, economic conditions, and market dynamics across different regions and sectors. U.S. Bonds Expectations for U.S. bonds in 2024 include a nominal annualized return of 4.8% to 5.8% over the next decade. The Federal Reserve’s actions, particularly…

  • Investment Grade Credit Rating Agencies 10 Biggest Problems

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    The “Big 3” credit rating agencies—Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), and Fitch—play a crucial role in the financial markets by evaluating the creditworthiness of issuers of debt securities, including corporate bonds. Despite their influence, these agencies have made notable mistakes, especially in the evaluation of investment-grade credit ratings. Here are ten significant missteps often associated…

  • Investment Grade Bonds

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    Investment grade bonds are debt securities issued by corporations, governments, and other entities that are deemed to have a relatively low risk of defaulting on their debt obligations. These bonds are assigned high credit ratings by major rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings, indicating their creditworthiness and financial…

  • Investment Grade Scoring

    21st May 2024 | by the Investment Grade Team

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    Investment Grade Scoring: Decoding the Language of Credit Ratings In institutional debt financing, investment grade scoring plays a pivotal role in assessing the creditworthiness of companies and governments, guiding investors’ decisions and shaping the dynamics of financial markets. This scoring system, meticulously developed and maintained by credit rating agencies, serves as a compass for navigating…