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I regard the ratings given by Moodys and S&P to be of generally high quality for credit risk. However, even the highest quality borrowers sometimes experience difficulty and decline in credit quality. Unless you have enough to invest to diversify into several unrelated bonds, I think you'd be better off with I bonds and the like if you insist on fixed income investments. Another option is to find some boring, high dividend stocks that won't make you rich, but carry low risk. 15 years ago, this would have been utilities. Now I'd point you toward the more staid financials (thrifts and similar) and toward REITs.
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