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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Inflows Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive last week. Investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $907.1 million during the week ending July 6.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Financials

    The difference between High Yield Bond ETFs and Investment Grade Bond ETFs

    The corporate bond market is divided into two broad categories: the high grade market and the high yield market.

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Financials

    The default rate and its relation to bond and loan prices

    Default rate is a key metric of credit risk and is defined as the risk that the counterparty will default on its financial obligations.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Financials

    Must know: How credit rating affects default rate and bond price

    A lower credit rating means higher risk, and therefore, higher yield as investors look for the premium to take the risk and vice versa.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Financials

    Key differences between high yield and investment-grade bonds

    Investment-grade corporate bonds (LQD) carry inferior yields compared to high yield bonds (JNK) with the same maturity date.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Pass on a November Hike: It’s Up to December Now

    The expected occurred on November 2, 2016, when the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) left the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25%–0.5%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Spike in Demand for Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds?

    The demand for US investment-grade corporate bonds was driven by higher yields generated by bonds in the midst of low interest rates.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is ‘Carry’ Compressed in Financial Markets?

    In his investment outlook for June 2016, Bill Gross asserted that “carry” is compressed in nearly every form. It has more risk than return.

    By David Ashworth
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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
  • Financials

    Recommendation: Key high yield and investment-grade bond ETFs

    Some well known high yield bond ETFs include the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG), the SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), and the PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond (PHB).

    By Sandra Nathanson
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