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Moody’s Mellows on Irish Debt – Will the Emerald Isle Stay on Track?



Last week, ratings agency Moody’s finally did the right thing and upgraded Ireland’s sovereign debt rating from Baa3 to Ba1; that’s back up to investment grade and in line with the ratings from Fitch and S&P. Moody’s had been the only rating agency to originally decide…

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Protecting Your Investments in the Private Placement Market



Bonds generally have an asymmetric risk profile, meaning they have more downside risk than upside potential.  For example, if you invest $100, your possible return may be 5%, or $5. However if a borrower is unable to pay their debt, an investor could lose 100% of their investment, or $100. To help…

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