C Rating

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Definition: C Rating


C Rating


Full Definition of C Rating


A junk bond rating assigned to fairly speculative debt instruments. A C rating indicates an opinion that the issuer has the current capacity to meet the debt obligation, but investors face notable risk 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 and municipal bonds. Compare to Investment Grade.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for C Rating are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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