CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78.1% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
US English

What is a D credit rating?

D (credit rating)

A credit rating given to a prospective borrower that's not of investment grade and implies the highest degree of risk, since the company in question has already defaulted on its debts.

For credit agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch, it's the lowest credit rating that can be handed to a company. It's equivalent to the C rating provided by Moody's.

Where have you heard about D credit ratings?

Propping up the rest of the credit ratings table, bonds issued by companies with a D rating are known as junk bonds, due to their extreme risk and lack of popularity among investors.

What you need to know about D credit ratings.

The credit rating given to a company or government can impact on its ability to borrow money. Extremely high-risk ratings like D don't generally appeal to investors, especially when compared with investment-grade ones (BBB- or above).

D ratings are given to entities which are no longer able to fulfil all their debt commitments on time. A D rating may also be handed to a company if it's virtually certain that it will shortly default on its financial obligations.

Find out more about D credit ratings.

Bonds are rated from AAA all the way down to D. For more on how this works, see credit rating agency.

Related Terms

Latest video

Latest Articles

View all articles

Still looking for a broker you can trust?

Join the 580.000+ traders worldwide that chose to trade with Capital.com

1. Create & verify your account 2. Make your first deposit 3. You’re all set. Start trading