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B Rating

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A bond rating assigned to a moderately speculative debt instrument. A B rating reflects an opinion that the issuer has the current capacity to meet its debt obligations but faces more solvency risk than a BB-rated issue and less than a B-rated issue if business, financial, or economic conditions change measurably. Bond investors rely on bond ratings from organizations like Standard & Poor's, moody's investors service, and fitch ratings to evaluate the default risk associated with both corporate bonds and municipal bonds. Compare to aaa rating, bb rating, B Rating; junk bond.

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