subinvestment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ investment

Adjective[edit]

subinvestment (not comparable)

  1. (finance) Not at a level where investment is considered wise or profitable.
    • 2007 December 20, Vikas Bajaj, “Bond Insurer Cut to Junk; Negative Outlook for 4 More”, New York Times:
      The biggest impact of the S.& P. announcement was felt by investors who had bought protection from the ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, whose rating was cut to CCC, a subinvestment grade, from an A rating.