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below investment gradeadjective

uk   us   FINANCE
if ​shares or ​bonds are below ​investmentgrade, there is a ​risk that they may ​losevalue or not be ​paid back: The ​marketvalues of securities ​rated below ​investmentgrade tend to be more ​sensitive to ​changes in ​economicconditions than higher-rated securities. Last week, Standard & Poor's Corp. ​assigned a below-investment ​graderating to the county's new ​debt securities.
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