ON-THE-RUN ISSUE Definition

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ON-THE-RUN ISSUE is the most recently issued U.S. Treasury or government agency securities. Older issues sometimes are described as "off-the-run!'

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INVESTMENT GRADE, in securities, is a high credit rating indicating bonds generally considered to have the strongest possi­bility of paying interest and repaying principal when due. Standard & Poor's Corporation considers invest­ment grade bonds to be those it rates from AAA through BBB. Moody's considers investment grade to be from AAA to Baa3. Below investment grade bonds also are known as high yield or junk bonds. The NAIC designates investment grade bonds with the numerical rating of "I" or "2".

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