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Whether researching on your own or with the help of our brokerage specialists, you have immediate access to in-depth information on all segments of the fixed income market.

Gather information using our online resources

Basic & advanced searches

Use our "quick search" feature to get a snapshot of available certificates of deposit (CDs), Treasury securities, agency bonds, municipal bonds, and corporate bonds.

You can also select a product to narrow your search, using criteria such as issuer, maturity, yield, and quantity.

If you're an existing Vanguard Brokerage client, you can log on to your account to conduct and save advanced searches using up to 10 additional criteria, including the market, ratings, and payment frequency.

Save your searches if you have a brokerage account.

U.S. Treasury auction calendar

See the U.S. Treasury's listing of bills, notes, bonds, and Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS).

Economic indicators & bond news

Keep up with the indicators for housing starts, the federal funds rate, the Consumer Price Index, and more, and check out the latest news on the bond market.

Bond credit quality

Independent bond rating agencies—such as Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P)—can help you determine a bond's credit quality.

Understand bond credit quality & ratings

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Guide to bond credit quality & ratings

A bond's credit quality is usually determined by independent bond rating agencies, such as Moody's Investors Service, Inc., and Standard & Poor's Corporation (S&P).

These agencies classify bonds into 2 basic categories—investment-grade and below-investment-grade—and provide detailed ratings within each.

Investment-grade bonds


MOODY'S

Aaa

S&P

AAA

CREDIT RISK

Highest quality


MOODY'S

Aa

S&P

AA

CREDIT RISK

High quality


MOODY'S

A

S&P

A

CREDIT RISK

Strong quality


MOODY'S

Baa

S&P

BBB

CREDIT RISK

Medium investment grade

Below-investment-grade bonds


MOODY'S

Ba

S&P

BB

CREDIT RISK

Low grade


MOODY'S

B

S&P

B

CREDIT RISK

Very speculative


MOODY'S

Caa

S&P

CCC

CREDIT RISK

Substantial risk


MOODY'S

Ca

S&P

CC

CREDIT RISK

Very poor quality


MOODY'S

C

S&P

D

CREDIT RISK

Imminent default or in default

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