Talk:Bond credit rating

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Table of content[edit]

Put toc at top (talk) 05:13, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


A quick thought - this page shouldn't really be listed as Corporate credit rating, given that the credit ratings can be assigned to any number of securities that don't have corporations as the underlying issuer - governments, munis, ABS, MBS, CDOs, etc. Does anyone object to moving it to Bond credit rating or Debt credit rating or even Investment credit rating? --DMG413 22:58, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

That's fine, the reason I named it "Corporate" was to distinguish from personal credit ratings. Quarl (talk) 2006-03-27 01:56Z

US specific[edit]

Is this article relevant to the UK and other countries? Under the section "Credit Rating Agencies" there is a reference to the SEC. What is this? Is it a body in the US or another English Speaking company, but not UK? In the UK we have the FSA (Financial Services Authority) to regulate financial advisors, banks, etc. Is the SEC the equivalent in whichever country? Is this article only relevant to the country where the SEC is located, or, as already asked, is it relevant to the UK and other countries? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:23, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

It seems to me that this article is mainly for use in the USA, but there are links to and metions of other nation's rating agencies. --49ersfanforlife (talk) 15:23, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Seven Companies?[edit]

The article claims there are 7 companies rated AAA, but then lists 8... Can we find out which one should go? statelife insurance corporation of pakistan is also a AAA rating corporation

Merge with Credit Rating Agency[edit]

I suggest that this article be merged with Credit Rating Agency, since they cover pretty much the same material. Epstein's Mother 00:28, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Graphic on Main Page Incorrect[edit]

The PNG image on the main page does not show the correct Fitch Short-Term scale.

    The graphic shows A1+, A1, A2, & A3
    Fitch issues F1+, F1, F2, & F3

Can some one with the correct graphic replace the incorrect one?

Thanks (talk) 16:46, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Duplicate entry[edit] Same chart, slightly different text. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:18, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

defaults table[edit]

Is there a reason to prefer the defaults table as copied from the source, or could that be wikified? (talk)

Use in media[edit]

This article could do with some expansion or new section to reflect the recent trend (ie. frenzy and excitement) by even the mainstream media to use terms such as 'Triple A' rating, and whether or not such and such a country will lose such a rating - implication allways following being that that will lead to higher borrowing rates, defecit and possible bankruptcy etc.

Anyone having followed for instance BBC news will remember that before a few years ago (I suspect 2008) the phrases 'Standard and Poors' and 'Triple A' were unknown. I don't know about other countries' medias, but nowadays, in Britain the regular evening TV news broadcasts from all channels frequently mention these terms. I think it would be helpful (bearing in mind how short this article is and it's class rating) if any experts in media studies or economics could expand/improve the article and shed some light on why we are suddenly being showered in national 'triple As' or the loss thereof.1812ahill (talk) 23:56, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Problematic addition to this article[edit]

A few days ago, an unidentified individual made his or her first-ever edit to Wikipedia on this article, adding this paragraph to the criticism section of the article. It is problematic in several aspects. It seems that its primary reason for inclusion is promotional of this company PSCS. Half of the paragraph is unsourced. Thirdly, this is an article about bond credit ratings, not about ratings agencies. If this belongs anywhere it should be in the criticism section of Credit rating agency, and in a different form at that. I am not an impartial commentator; I work with Moody's, and I will occasionally make suggestions on related articles (never direct edits) and I wish not to make this particular move or deletion. Will another editor please review and make the edit or suggest an alternative? Many thanks, Mysidae (talk) 14:56, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Agree that the submission appears to be promotional and is most likely a breech of WP:COI. Furthermore, this sort of criticism needs a third-party WP:RS. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:51, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
It looks like the edit was made (and it was an obvious one to make), so I have closed the Request Edit as Implemented, so it will no longer show up in the queue. CorporateM (Talk) 18:15, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


Hey guys. Obviously new to editing but I was using this page and I just had to do something to fix it up a little. I reworded that first sentence a few times and I think it is now much more clear. I feel that the second sentence is useful because it quickly tells the reader what the credit rating is used for. I am searching for a source and a better way to word the sentence, but please help if you can! I think a proper intro paragraph would do a lot for this article. Edit: Just created an account --JergenJones (talk) 14:11, 8 October 2013 (UTC)