Upgrade (Ratings)

The increasing of a Rating by a Rating Agency.  Higher Ratings indicate higher credit quality.

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

In Contrast To

Downgrade (Ratings)

The lowering of a rating by a Rrting agency. Lower ratings indicate lower credit quality.

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Securities Act of 1933

Law designed to ensure that investors are provided with material information about new issues of securities offered for sale to the public.