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 Bond rating: Denotes the safety of the bonds. Probability of default generally increases as the bond ratings decline. Bottom falls out as we go to below investment grade bonds. The highest bond rating is AaA followed by AA, A, and BBB. The lowest investment quality bond rating is BBB. All ratings below BBB are junk bonds. These are BB, B, and CCC. D denotes bonds that have already defaulted.An evaluation of the possibility of default by a bond issuer, based on an analysis of the issuer's financial condition and profit potential. Bond rating services are provided by, among others, Standard & Poor's 500, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Investors Service.

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