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Moody’s prepares to downgrade virus impacted companies

Moody’s is carrying out a global review of its corporate ratings in light of the coronavirus and oil price slump, with a first wave of downgrades or warnings likely in the coming days. The firm has already begun the process in a number of the hardest hit sectors such as airlines, cruise and oil firms, […]

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Corporate Bond Investors to Face Large Losses

With historically low interest rates before the recent market crash, corporate debt has skyrocketed.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Nonfinancial Corporate Business Debt has eclipsed $6.5 Trillion.  Low interest rates have given rise to “zombie corporations.”  A “zombie corporation” only generates enough revenue to service its own debt, and as a result, […]

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Boeing debt downgraded to BBB

Boeing cash crunch is looking more serious than it was a month ago, and its credit rating has been downgraded to reflect that. S&P Ratings downgraded Boeing’s credit rating by two notches on Monday, to BBB from AA-, leaving it just two notches above junk. The analysts also left Boeing’s rating on watch for more […]

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BBB Credit Downgrades on the Horizon

US companies will soon lose their coveted top-quality credit ratings, sending their debt tumbling into the rating category known as “junk.” A cut in rating below investment-grade — marked by the threshold between triple B and double B — indicates a stern warning from the likes of Moody’s and S&P Global for companies to improve […]

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Over-concentration in Oil and Gas Related Securities

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is investigating the over-concentration of investor accounts in the oil and gas sector. On Monday, March 9, 2020 the price of oil made its most significant one day moves since the 1991 Gulf War plummeting by more than 30 percent. As a consequence, investor portfolios that have excessive exposure to the oil and gas industries have sustained unnecessary significant losses.

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