Definitions for "Investment grade"
Keywords:  bbb, baa, moody, aaa, junk
A rating is expressed in a combination of alphanumeric symbols and represents a company's credit standing as assessed by the rating agency. Ratings can be roughly dividend into two categories: "Investment grade" (adequate protection) and "Non-investment grade" (specultative).
A bond whose credit quality is considered to be among the highest by independent bond-rating agencies.
a rating given to a bond-issuing company by private ratings companies, according to its financial situation and performance.