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  • Below is a complete explanation of municipal bond ratings. There are two major municipal bond ratings agencies. They are Moody's Investors Service and S&P which stands for Standard & Poor's. The two respective municipal bond ratings are called Moody's Municipal Bond Ratings and S&P Municipal Bond Ratings or commonly known for short as Moody's Ratings and S&P Ratings.
  • Below is the Municipal Bond ratings table which shows Moody's ratings and S&P ratings for municipal bonds. Moody's municipal bond ratings range from Aaa which is the best of quality to Baa which represents medium grade municipal bonds. S&P municipal bond ratings range from AAA which is the best to BBB.
  • When buying municipal bonds, it is important to look at the municipal bond ratings chart and even more importantly you need to understand the meaning of ratings of municipal bonds. The two major municipal bond rating agencies are Moody's and S&P. See Moody's Ratings and S&P Ratings for municipal bonds for different ratings compared.
  • The municipal note ratings are slightly different from municipal bond ratings. Municipal note ratings are not as common and you usually don't see them around unless you specifically are looking for municipal notes. Municipal note ratings are based on the quality of the notes and the ability of the municipal issuer to pay back the principal and interest.