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How Are Bonds Rated?
 
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When investing in bonds, it may be beneficial to consider bond ratings. Learn about the three main ratings agencies and how they evaluate bond issuers. Questions or Comments? Have a question or topic you’d like to learn more about? Let us know: Twitter: @ZionsDirectTV Facebook: www.facebook.com/zionsdirect Or leave a comment on one of our videos. Open an Account: Begin investing today by opening a brokerage account or IRA at www.zionsdirect.com Bid in our Auctions: Participate in our fixed-income security auctions with no commissions or mark-ups charged by Zions Direct at www.auctions.zionsdirect.com
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Are U.S. Government Bonds AAA or Junk?…And Who’s Lying?
 
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The U.S. government is in debt $21 Trillion, an amount that can never be paid. Yet Moody’s and Fitch reaffirmed their top AAA rating on U.S. debt. Why do they do this? Do they have to? Why can’t politicians, the media, CEO’s, or anyone else, ever tell Americans the truth?
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Bond Ratings | Corporate Finance | CPA Exam BEC | CMA Exam | Chp 7 p 3
 
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Firms frequently pay to have their debt rated. The two leading bond-rating firms are Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The debt ratings are an assessment of the creditworthiness of the corporate issuer. The definitions of creditworthiness used by Moody’s and S&P are based on how likely the firm is to default and the protection creditors have in the event of a default. It is important to recognize that bond ratings are concerned only with the possibility of default. Earlier, we discussed interest rate risk, which we defined as the risk of a change in the value of a bond resulting from a change in interest rates. Bond ratings do not address this issue. As a result, the price of a highly rated bond can still be quite volatile. The highest rating a firm’s debt can have is AAA or Aaa, and such debt is judged to be the best quality and to have the lowest degree of risk. For example, the 100-year BellSouth issue we discussed earlier was rated AAA. This rating is not awarded very often: As of 2014, only four nonfinancial U.S. companies had AAA ratings. AA or Aa ratings indicate very good quality debt and are much more common. A large part of corporate borrowing takes the form of low-grade, or “junk,” bonds. If these low-grade corporate bonds are rated at all, they are rated below investment grade by the major rating agencies. Investment-grade bonds are bonds rated at least BBB by S&P or Baa by Moody’s. Rating agencies don’t always agree. To illustrate, some bonds are known as “crossover” or “5B” bonds. The reason is that they are rated triple-B (or Baa) by one rating agency and double-B (or Ba) by another, a “split rating.” For example, in March 2014, real estate investment company Omega Healthcare Investors sold an issue of 10-year notes rated BBB– by S&P and Ba1 by Moody’s. A bond’s credit rating can change as the issuer’s financial strength improves or deteriorates. For example, in January 2014, Moody’s cut the bond rating on PlayStation 4 manufacturer Sony from Baa3 to Ba1, lowering the company’s bond rating from investment grade to junk bond status. Bonds that drop into junk territory like this are called fallen angels. Although sales of the new PS4 were a positive factor noted by Moody’s, the rating agency felt that the majority of Sony’s core business such as TVs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and personal computers faced difficult times ahead. Credit ratings are important because defaults really do occur, and when they do, investors can lose heavily. For example, in 2000, AmeriServe Food Distribution, Inc., which supplied restaurants such as Burger King with everything from burgers to giveaway toys, defaulted on $200 million in junk bonds. After the default, the bonds traded at just 18 cents on the dollar, leaving investors with a loss of more than $160 million. Even worse in AmeriServe’s case, the bonds had been issued only four months earlier, thereby making AmeriServe an NCAA champion. Although that might be a good thing for a college basketball team such as the University of Kentucky Wildcats, in the bond market it means “No Coupon At All,” and it’s not a good thing for investors.
What is Credit Rating of a Bond? - Term Buster - Franklin Templeton India
 
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What is credit rating of a bond? What is the importance of a AAA rating? What does it mean to have a good credit rating for your bonds? Find answers to these question here. Valuation of bonds are based on many parameters, bond rating being one amongst them. It shows the likelihood of getting the interest and principle on the bond in time. Lower rating would mean risky instrument, AAA rating being the highest grade for a bond. Knowing what is credit rating will help you make better investment decisions in addition to helping you in valuation of bonds. Watch our “Term Busters” series and de-complicate investments. Visit Investor Education Section of our website - https://www.franklintempletonindia.com/investor/investor-education/new-to-investing Watch more, and we’ll help you learn about different types of funds offered by Franklin Templeton. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpDLpRd877mTfptx_2dTYyY8g6nfa-Qk6 You can also write to us with your feedback ([email protected]) View more such videos in the playlist Franklin Templeton Academy: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpDLpRd877mSF4p7DIh5OMhS6zktFJ4IP Invest in Mutual Funds with Franklin Templeton. Official Website: https://www.franklintempletonindia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinTempletonIndia/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/franklin-templeton-investments Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ftiindia/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/ftiindia?lang=en
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EU credit rating agency can stick AAA ratings to Eurozone junk bonds - Godfrey Bloom MEP
 
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http://ukipmeps.org | http://ukip.org ► European Parliament, Strasbourg - 15.06.2010 ► Speaker: Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP (Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire), EFD group. ► Debate: Oral questions - GUE/NGL, S&D, PPE, ALDE : Commission - Credit rating agencies - O-0051/2010, O-0072/2010, O-0077/2010, O-0078/2010 .................................. ► Video: EbS (European Parliament) .................................. ► EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
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The Big Short - "Jenga" Clip (2015) - Paramount Pictures
 
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When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Director: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock Tickets: http://paramountshowtimes.com/us/the-big-short/?campaign=YouTube Connect with The Big Short: #TheBigShort Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBigShortMovie/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/TheBigShortMovie Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBigShort Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/Paramount Official Website: http://thebigshortmovie.com Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount StudioGroup. Connect with Paramount Pictures Online: Official Site: http://www.paramount.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paramount Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ParamountPics Twitter: https://twitter.com/paramountpics YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Paramount
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Hasenstab Says U.S. `Unlikely' to Lose AAA Bond Rating
 
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Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Hasenstab, who runs the Templeton Global Bond Fund for Franklin Templeton Investments, talks about the U.S. bond market and fiscal policy. He speaks with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 139 Bloomberg
Warning and Opportunity: U.S. Government Bonds Lose AAA Credit Rating!
 
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U.S. government debt has lost its AA credit rating! Like Greece, Iceland, and Dubai, the runaway spending from our Washington, D.C., politicians has caught up with us.
Views: 137 Money And Markets
Credit Ratings, Lecture 009, Securities Investment 101, Video 00011
 
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In this lecture we discuss credit ratings and credit rating agencies, particularly as they relate to bond sales, credit risk, and default risk. We explain what credit risk is and what the ratings actually mean in terms of the risk of an organisation failing to meet its bond payment obligations. Along the way, we briefly mention commercial paper, liquidation rankings, the relationship of preference shares to bonds, and several more jargon terms used in the credit ratings arena. Previous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_jbOJn_JLg Next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxkGQ_QmuRs For financial education from London to Singapore and beyond, please contact MithrilMoney via the following website: http://mithrilmoney.com/ This MithrilMoney lecture was delivered by Andy Duncan, CQF. Please read our disclaimer: http://mithrilmoney.com/disclaimer/
Views: 12464 MithrilMoney
Montgomery County Keeps its AAA Bond Rating
 
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Montgomery County once again is awarded a Triple A bond rating from Bond rating agencies, Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
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AAA Bond Rating
 
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Standards & Poor's Upgrades Stafford to Highest AAA Bond Rating
 
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July 14 2015 Standard and Poor's announced that Stafford has earned the highest rating possible - AAA. Hear the big news - Stafford is one of 23 localities in the Commonwealth to earn the highest rating.
Multi-bond joint rating transitions
 
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In this video we consider the joint distribution of rating transitions of two bonds (across ratings “AAA”, “AA”, “A”, “BBB”, “BB”, “B”, “CCC”, and “D” for "default") over the next twenty years. The two bonds start with rating "B" (Bond 1) and "BBB" (Bond 2). In the top plot we show the joint probability of transitioning to different ratings. The red bar is the probability of staying in the current rating: "B" and "BBB". For short horizons, the red bar is the tallest, because the two bonds rating will likely stay the same in the short run. As the horizon shifts forward in the future, the red bar shortens, because the two bonds will likely abandon the current rating "B","BBB" and transition to other ratings. In particular, in the very long run, all bonds transition toward "D", default, and stay there for ever. Indeed, default is an "absorbing state": once there, always there. Hence, no matter how small the probability of defaulting in the short run, in the long run default will be the dominating state.
AAA Bond Rating
 
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Views: 257 Brent Neeley
Omaha's Triple A Bond Rating
 
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Mayor Jim Suttle explains the importance of reinstating Omaha's Triple A Bond Rating.
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14. What is the S&P Rating
 
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Download Preston's 1 page checklist for finding great stock picks: http://buffettsbooks.com/checklist Preston Pysh is the #1 selling Amazon author of two books on Warren Buffett. The books can be found at the following location: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982967624/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0982967624&linkCode=as2&tag=pypull-20&linkId=EOHYVY7DPUCW3WD4 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939370159/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1939370159&linkCode=as2&tag=pypull-20&linkId=XRE5CA2QJ3I2OWSW In this lesson, we learned about the three different credit organizations that rate a company's debt. Those three organizations are Standard and Poors, Fitch, and Moody's. Although each of these organization do the same thing, we learned that the scoring techniques and accuracy is different. It's very important to understand the risks associated with each credit rating, and that's why we compared the chance of default to the letter score. Understanding the chance of default provides an investor actual data to determine their appetite for risk. When assessing the risk between a corporate bond and a municipal bond, we know that the letter rating system is flawed because the historical percentages are drastically different. This is something every investor should think about before investing in a AAA municipal bond. In the end, we learned that each investor needs to determine their own risk and make judgments for themselves. Remember the greatest risk is not knowing what you're doing. So do your research and think about what credit scores actually mean.
Views: 118881 Preston Pysh
Coral Gables Earns AAA Bond Rating
 
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The City of Coral Gables recently earned a AAA Bond Rating from the "Big Three" ratings agencies in the U.S. A distinction only held by Coral Gables and two other cities in the state of Florida!
Triple-A Bond Rating
 
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Elena Russo speaks with Evan K. Slaughenhoupt, Jr., Calvert County Commissioner, about the Triple-A Bond Rating.
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Manager's Update: AAA Bond Rating
 
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Gilbert, Arizona is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has upgraded our 2016 Gilbert Water Resource Municipal Property Corporation, Arizona bonds from AA+ to AAA. Fitch says the upgrade “reflects the systems rapidly declining debt burden” and that the town’s ability to continue to “manage the area’s rapid growth will be the key to maintaining the high AAA rating.
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FCTV Exclusive: AAA Bond Rating
 
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The Town of Falmouth has achieved a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, a financial services company that researches and analyzes stocks, bonds and commodities. The AAA rating is the highest assigned by Standard & Poor’s, and demonstrates that the town’s capacity to meet its financial commitments is extremely strong.
Stafford achieves AAA bond rating
 
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County officials announced that Standard & Poor's upgraded Stafford's bond rating to the highest AAA bond rating.
AAA Bond Rating
 
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McKinney was recently given a AAA bond rating by S&P due to the City's sound financial management.
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AAA Bond Rating News Conference
 
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Standard & Poors grants the Parish of Caddo Louisiana a AAA bond rating, the first government entity in Louisiana to ever hold such a rating.
Meaning of AAA Bond Rating
 
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Union County gets AAA because of docile electorate
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MOODYS WARNS OBAMA THE U.S. MAY LOSE AAA RATING.MOV
 
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STUART VARNEY EXPLAINS HOW MOODYS THREATEN TO DOWNGRADE THE US DEBT FROM ITS GOLD STANDARD AAA, WHICH WOULD RAISE ITS INTEREST RATE AND DEVASTATE THE BUDGET
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Gross Says U.S. to Keep AAA Credit Rating for Some Time
 
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March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., discusses the outlook for the U.S.'s AAA credit rating. Gross, speaking from Newport Beach, California, with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness," also talks about the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing. (Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 739 Bloomberg
North Carolina Secures AAA Bond Rating
 
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North Carolina secures AAA bond ratings in 2018.
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AAA Bond Rating for PBC Discussed at Alliance Meeting
 
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Alliance Meeting April 6, 2011. PBC Administrator Bob Weisman discusses the financial effect of PBC's AAA bond rating. Video by Alliance First VP Lori Vinikoor.
Views: 35 SuperGuitargoddess
Agenda: Edina - Early November 2012 - City's AAA Bond Rating
 
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The City of Edina maintained its AAA Bond rating again this year.
Views: 16 Edina TV
Kroll Expects U.S. to Lose Aaa Rating by June 2011
 
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Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Kroll, managing director at Monness Crespi Hardt & Co., and Matt Shapiro, president of MWS Capital, talk about U.S. stock and bond markets and the outlook for the country's Aaa credit rating. They speak with Carol Massar, Julie Hyman and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
Views: 518 Bloomberg
What are Bond Ratings?
 
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In this video I explain bond ratings. This topic has a lot to do with default risk; the video prior was more about interest rate risk. A good way to think of bond ratings is that it is basically a bond issuer's equivalent of a "credit score." Visit my website at www.payczech.com/ to learn more!
Views: 1891 Devin Czech
Ezra Johnson on San Antonio's AAA Bond Rating - #GoVoteNo on Props A, B and C
 
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Ezra Johnson District 10 Resident explains why on November 6 2018, you should Go Vote No to propositions A, B and C.
Why Did S&P Issue Warning on US Bond Rating?
 
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Kevin Hall and Mark Weisbrot discuss reasons for Standard and Poor's warning US could lose AAA rating
Views: 2365 TheRealNews
AAA Bond Rating
 
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Last week's AAA Bond Rating will ensure more funds for creating #PathwaysToTheMiddleClass across all eight wards. I'm very #DCproud of our accomplishment 👏
Views: 24 DC Mayor's Office
Stafford Triple A Bond Rating
 
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Stafford reacts to news that Standard and Poors has given the County a Triple A bond rating. The rating will allow the county to borrow money at lower interest rates.
Views: 75 Ted Schubel
Money Management : How to Explain the Moody Bond Rating
 
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Bonds are rated by federal rating agencies in relation to how sound their underlying assets are, and Moody bond ratings are from a specific agency that gives ratings to various municipalities that putting up bond issues. Discover how A-rated bonds have lower risks with help from a registered financial consultant in this free video on Moody bond ratings. Expert: Patrick Munro Contact: www.northstarnavigator.com Bio: Patrick Munro is a registered financial consultant (RFC) with outstanding sales volume of progressive financial products and solutions to the senior and boomer marketplace. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC
Views: 779 ehowfinance
Congressman Rogers' Questioning Sec. Geithner on the USA's AAA Bond Rating
 
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In today's Appropriations hearing Congressman Rogers expressed his concern for the government's record spending and deficits and how that will impact the country's AAA bond rating.
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Montgomery County Retains Triple-A Bond Rating
 
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Montgomery County has maintained its Triple-A bond rating for 2015 from three Wall Street bond rating agencies. That’s the word from Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. Fitch, Moody’s, and Standard & Poor’s all affirmed the “AAA” rating – the highest achievable — for the County. They all termed the outlook for Montgomery County as “stable.” The Triple-A bond rating enables Montgomery County to sell long-term bonds at the most favorable rates, saving County taxpayers millions of dollars over the life of the bonds. The rating also serves as a benchmark for numerous other financial transactions, ensuring the lowest possible costs in those areas as well.
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Daniel Latto Vlog | Moodys Downgrades The UKs Triple A Credit Rating
 
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So Moodys have downgraded the UKs Credit Rating from Triple A More like this from http://www.daniellatto.co.uk But isnt that the same moodys who decided that all those toxic Subprime Mortgage Bonds were Triple AAA too ? You know, the ones who put all those toxic bonds into one sellable bond - and sold them to the banks as Triple A rated bonds ! Yep - that's them ! Anyway - although nobody should be paying Moodys attention as lets face it, they're a set of lying buggers, but people do - and this will cost the UK dearly I'm sorry to say. Oh - and before I get sued by Moodys - Here's an article at Fortune by the way to tell you more http://fortune.com/2015/07/23/moodys-subprime-mortgage-bonds/ Anyway - what do you think - will this affect the UK much ?
Views: 115 Daniel Latto
Is the AAA Rating of U.S. Bonds at Risk?
 
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All Things Money #19 Part 2: David Blain of D. L. Blain & Co., discusses the rating risk of U.S. bonds and the rest of the global bond market. He also begins a discussion of recent changes to the tax code.
World Bank Bonds for Sustainable Development (Italian subtitles)
 
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All World Bank Bonds are social bonds that support sustainable development. IBRD's Aaa/AAA rating is based on a solid financial structure, conservative financial policies and consistent performance, as well as support and capital backing from its shareholders. In the video, see a project example from the Philippines, listen to interviews with World Bank's Joaquim Levy, Arunma Oteh, George Richardson and Heike Reichelt.
Views: 328 World Bank Treasury
क्रेडिट रेटिंग क्या होती है? What is Credit Rating?
 
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क्रेडिट रेटिंग क्या होती है? What is Credit Rating?
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New Haven's bond rating lowered by S&P
 
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There's some bad news for the financial outlook of New Haven. Financial services company Standard & Poor's has downgraded New Haven's long-term bond rating to Triple B-plus (BBB+/Negative).
Views: 73 WTNH News8
Moody's downgrades Finland's credit rating from triple A to AA1
 
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The credit rating agency Moody's downgraded Finland's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings from the best AAA to AA1. However, the rating outlook was changed from negative to stable. The agency said that Finland's long-term and short-term foreign-currency bond remained unchanged at AAA, and the country's long-term local-currency bond and deposit ceilings maintained at AAA.
Views: 120 New China TV

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