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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Funds Witness Outflows while Yields on Bonds Rise

    Investor flows in high-yield bond funds were negative in the week ending December 11. Net outflows from these funds totaled approximately $3.5 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Bond Mutual Fund Investors Can Do in a Liquidity Squeeze

    Things look fine for now Previously in this series, we discussed how mutual funds have a notably larger holding of corporate bonds at present than they had before the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve also talked about how regulatory changes could impact the role of banks as market makers. At the same time, the role […]

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did US Stock Indices Rise?

    Treasury yields fell across the yield curve last week after the US Department of Labor reported that the economy added fewer jobs in April.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows Continued into High-Yield Bond Funds, Yields Fell Sharply

    Investor flows into high-yield bond funds were positive for the fifth week. Net inflows into high-yield bond funds totaled $1.7 billion in the week ending March 16.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Funds Witnessed Large Outflows

    Investor flows into high-yield bond funds were negative last week. According to Lipper, net outflows from high-yield bond funds totaled $1.8 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US High Yield Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Yield Bond Issuance Fell in December on Rate Hike, Holidays

    Let’s look at the high yield bond markets. Junk bond issuers stayed away from the primary market for three successive weeks in December due to holidays.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Economic Growth Revised Upward, but Will Growth Continue?

    The BEA (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) released the second of three estimates for US economic growth for 4Q15 on February 26, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US High Yield Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did High-Yield Bond Issuers Avoid the Primary Market?

    High-yield bond issuance fell to zero last week due to two main reasons. Junk bond issuers stayed away from the primary market due to fears of default risk.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Vanguard  Index Fund Investor Class VFINX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Stock Indices Remain Mixed as Oil Prices Fell during the Last Week of 2015

    Among the US stock indices we review in this weekly series, two US equity indices rose while one equity index fell between December 23 to December 30, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Stock Indexes Fell as Oil Prices Touched New Lows

    Three US equity indexes—the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ—fell from January 12 to January 19 as the oil price rout continued.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bill Gross Talks about Compressed ‘Carry’ in Financial Markets

    In his latest monthly investment outlook for June 2016, bond market veteran Bill Gross talked about “carry” in financial markets.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US High Yield Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Funds Saw Outflows: Yields, Spreads Hit Lows

    Investor flows into high-yield bond funds were negative last week. According to Lipper, net outflows from high-yield bond funds totaled $562 million in the week ended May 25, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did High Yield Bond Fund Outflows Do Last Week?

    Investor flows into high yield bond funds were negative last week for the second consecutive week. Net outflows from high yield bond funds totaled $1.9 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Crude Oil Price and High Yield Bond Yield
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Oil’s Role in the Current High-Yield Market?

    The sharp decline in crude oil prices led to defaults among high-yield bond issuers from the energy sector. Exposure to the bonds hurt funds that invest in them.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US High Yield Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Funds Saw Third-Largest YTD Inflows, Yields Ticked Up

    Yields on high-yield debt and spreads between high-yield debt and Treasuries rose over the week ended March 24, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Vanguard  Index Fund Investor Class VFINX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine Thinks about High Yield Market

    Jeffrey Sherman was of the opinion that despite a rebound in equity markets, high yield investors may suffer due to volatility in the energy sector.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Vanguard  Index Fund Investor Class VFINX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Iran Gave the Thumbs Down to the Oil Freeze Agreement

    Iran’s oil minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh is of the opinion that the agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members to freeze oil production is “ridiculous.”

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US High Yield Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Funds Witness Inflows, Yield on Bonds Fell

    Investor flows into high-yield bond funds were positive in the week ended January 29, 2016, after three consecutive weeks of outflows.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Vanguard  Index Fund Investor Class VFINX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Stock Indexes Fell in December amid Falling Oil Prices

    Let’s see why US stock indexes fell. The three US equity indexes that we review in this December recap series fell from November 30 to December 31, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Credit Rating Breakdown AHITX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    AHITX Investors Should Watch for Strain on High-Yield Bonds

    AHITX filed its latest N-Q form on August 28, 2015. The fund had been managing assets worth $16.8 billion at the end of November.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Monetary Policy: Fischer and Brainard Speak Out

    With regard to US monetary policy, there’s been a lot of emphasis on the timing of the first increase in the federal funds rate. The path of the funds rate is more important than the first increase.

    By David Ashworth
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