The second highest rating of speculative grade Moody's Long-term Corporate Obligation Rating. Obligations rated Ba2 are judged to have speculative elements and are subject to substantial credit risk. Rating one notch higher is Ba1. Rating one notch lower is Ba3

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Describes an investor who, when faced with two investments with the same expected return but different risks, prefers the one with the lower risk.

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