Months of Rating Woes for Banks Haven't Hurt Yields Yet

Walker, Susanne
November 2002
Bond Buyer;11/12/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31511, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on the impact of negative outlook changes and ratings downgrades of banks by ratings agencies in the U.S. on the yields of municipal derivative securities as of November 2002. Effect of the downgrades on the ability of mutual funds to continue holding some municipal securities; Lowering of ratings on senior unsecured debt of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. by ratings company Moody's Investors Service Inc.


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