Downgrade (Ratings)

The lowering of a Rating by a Rating Agency. Lower Ratings indicate lower credit quality.

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A judgment by a rating agency as to the credit quality of a bond.

In Contrast To

Upgrade (Ratings)

The increasing of a rating by a rating agency.  Higher ratings indicate higher credit quality.

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Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds

The term used in Section 145 of the code to refer to a type of tax-exempt bonds issued as private activity bonds for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) organization.