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What is required to retrieve bond ratings from TRKD

I'm sending a request as follows for a bond, but am not receiving any rating specific values back. Are there additional fields I need to be using to get bond ratings for S&P, Moody's, and Fitch? I'm sending in RATING and RATING_ID, but do not receive those fields back for any bonds I've tried.

Request:

<Fields>MNEMONIC:OPEN_PRC:CF_LAST:CF_HIGH:CF_LOW:NETCHNG_1:PCTCHNG:ACVOL_1:DSPLY_NAME:RECORDTYPE:RDN_EXCHD2:HST_CLOSE:BID:ASK:YRHIGH:YRLOW:VMA_10D:CF_YIELD:PERATIO:EARNINGS:TRDPRC_1:RATING:RATING_ID:RATING_2:RATING_ID2</Fields>
<RequestKey Name="07330NAL9=" />

Response:

<Fields xmlns="http://www.reuters.com/ns/2006/05/01/webservices/rkd/QuotesCommon">
<F n="DSPLY_NAME">BB&T </F><F n="TRDPRC_1">0.0</F><F n="NETCHNG_1">0.0</F><F n="OPEN_PRC">0.0</F>
<F n="HST_CLOSE">100.0578</F>

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We are restricted from using ratings data on TRKD API. Ratings from all agencies are restricted.

Thanks,

Vigil Das

Business Analyst

TRKD API Product Management

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If you want all three ratings you need to actually use 3 pairs of Fields not just the two pairs you have defined in your request:

RATING / RATING_ID

RATING_2 / RATING_ID2

RATING_3 / RATING_ID3

When i ran query I received back S&P of A, Moody's of A1 and Fitch of A+ and we have the same Close price.

Have you tried if for a few other corporate bonds and does same thing happen?

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I tried for other cusips also none of which returned the ratings. Some were

03232PAB4 and 00826TAH1. I also changed my request to a scope of All instead of List thinking it may return the ratings. I received 121 fields back for the 03232PAB4 cusip but no rating fields.

<ItemRequest ExpandChains="false" Scope="All" xmlns="http://www.reuters.com/ns/2006/05/01/webservices/rkd/Quotes_1">
<RequestKey Name="03232PAB4=" />

Are there settings we need Thomson to setup in order to receive ratings?

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I suspect that you will need permission to access the ratings -- has been escalated and will post whatever we find out.

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Hi we are investigating on our side (TRKD) and will have an update by tomorrow.

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