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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Halliburton Company Led High-Grade Bond Issuance in November

    Halliburton Company (HAL) issued A2/A rated high-grade bonds worth $7.5 billion in November.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds’ Issuance Fell Last Week

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $28.8 billion were issued in the primary market in the week to May 27, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Economy: Fischer and Brainard Weigh In

    Stanley Fischer expressed his views on the US economy at the G30 Annual International Banking Seminar on October 11. This came three days after the dovish minutes of the FOMC September meeting.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuances Fell after Thanksgiving

    Investment-grade corporate bond issuances worth $2.65 billion for the week ended November 27, 2015, and fell 92% from the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance in WE Apr
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Companies Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week?

    US financials dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ended April 22, 2016, making up 74.0%, or $13.1 billion, of all issues.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Investment Grade Bond Yields
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Grade Corporate Bonds React to the Fed’s March Policy

    Yields on high-grade corporate bonds, as represented by the BofA Merrill Lynch US Corporate Master Effective Yield, have fallen since the Fed released its March policy statement.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Actavis Led 2015’s High-Grade Bond Issuance

    Actavis (ACT)—a manufacturer of generic, brand, and biosimilar pharmaceuticals—issued $21.0 billion worth of bonds.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for December
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Visa Led the High-Grade Bond Issuance in December 2015

    Visa (V) is a global payments company. It issued A1/A+ rated high-grade bonds worth $16.0 billion on December 9. It was the largest issue in December.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    No Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance in the Week Ending December 24

    With the Christmas holiday upon them and New Year’s day around the corner, investment-grade corporate bond issuers stayed away from the primary market.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marginal Fall for Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance

    investment-grade corporate bond issuance fell marginally by 3.7% from the previous week while the number of issuers went down to 11 from 26.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Surges

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $33.5 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending December 4, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Fell Marginally

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $32.8 billion were issued in the primary market in the week to November 20, 2015. They fell 0.4% from the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Rose on the Week

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $32.9 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending November 13, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for the month ended October
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Led the High-Grade Bond Issuance in October

    On October 29, Microsoft (MSFT) issued Aaa/AAA rated high-grade bonds worth $14.0 billion. It was the largest issuance in October.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for WE November
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Halliburton Issued High-Grade Bonds to Acquire Baker Hughes

    Halliburton (HAL) issued high-grade bonds worth $7.5 billion via five parts. Halliburton will use the proceeds to fund its acquisition of Baker Hughes (BHI).

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for WE October
    Fund Managers

    Microsoft Led the High-Grade Bond Issuance Last Week

    US corporates were the biggest issuers of high-grade bonds in the week ending October 30. They accounted for 67.1%, or $25.7 billion, of all the issues.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for WE October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Citigroup Issued $4.5 Billion Worth of High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    US financials were the biggest issuers of high-grade bonds in the week ended October 23, 2015, making up 31.4%, or $8.0 billion, of all issues. Citigroup (C) issued high-grade bonds worth $4.5 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Break up of Weekly Total Net Assets in Retail Money Market Funds
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Your Bond Mutual Fund Could Face Liquidity Risk—and Why

    Mutual funds currently own ~20% of outstanding corporate bonds—a gaining trend. Bond mutual funds thus have an increasing role in credit intermediation.

    By David Ashworth
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