Market Vectors® Intl Hi-Yld Bd ETF
A Look at Business Development Companies as an Asset Class
A third consideration that combines the credit exposure with floating rate exposure is business development companies.
Why Emerging Market Debt Is an Interesting Choice Right Now
Are there any other strategies that investors might want to consider in this environment?
Why Should Investors Focus on Real Yield in Emerging Markets?
Real yields in emerging markets (or EM) have remained at compelling levels over the past few years.
Can Fallen Angel Bonds Continue to Perform amid Uncertainties?
VanEck Fallen angel high yield bonds were up 4.8% year to date through April 30, outperforming the broader high yield bond market which rose 3.9%.[1.Source of all data unless otherwise noted: FactSet. Data as of March 31, 2017. Fallen angels are high yield corporate bonds that are originally issued with investment grade credit ratings, and […]
Rapid Growth in Global High-Yield Market
AB Is This a Global Story? In our view, designing a high-yield allocation today should involve a global perspective. Our analysis focuses on US high-yield bonds, in large part because this market provides a lengthier historical data set than other high-yield markets do. But the global market for high-yield bonds continues to expand and evolve: […]
How High-Yield Bonds Can Help Reduce Risk
AB A Place at the Asset-Allocation Table For investors seeking to control volatility in their equity portfolios while still maintaining return potential, high-yield bonds could represent an effective solution. A typical approach to moderating equity volatility is to reallocate assets to the greater stability of investment-grade bonds, or even cash. But this can exact a […]
How High-Yield Bonds Are Connected to Other Asset Classes
AB Looks Are Deceiving But even though high-yield bonds look like other bonds, they don’t necessarily act like other bonds. This insight can have important implications for how investors consider them in an overall portfolio context. High-yield performance patterns, for example, don’t track those of other fixed-income sectors very closely over the long term. Looking […]
Why High Yield Bonds Are Attractive
In this series, we’ll discuss the many advantages of high yield bonds, their correlation with other asset classes, the rise of global high yield markets, and why high yield bonds should command a place in a portfolio.
Is Emerging Market Exposure Still a Smart Move?
The demand for emerging market bonds improved when fear of rate hikes abated in 2016. Fundamentals are still favorable for emerging debt markets.
Impact of Volatility in Emerging Market Currencies
Donald Trump’s surprise presidential win and the rising dollar called for a sell-off in most emerging market currencies like Mexico and Turkey.
Is Emerging Markets Debt Ripe with Yield Opportunities?
Although the chances of a Federal Reserve rate hike for December looks positive, this doesn’t stop the emerging market (EEM) debt from outperforming other asset classes.
Can a Rate Hike Affect the Performances of Emerging Market Bonds?
In her speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, Fed chair Janet Yellen expressed optimism about another rate hike in the United States.
Are Yield Opportunities Flourishing in Emerging Market Bonds?
Emerging market (or EM) bonds (PCY) offer diversified exposure with higher yields compared to their developed market equivalents (IHY).
Is Emerging Market Debt Immune to Rate Hikes?
The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged in its policy meeting this week while signaling a possible rate hike in December.
Emerging Market Debt Outperforms Other Risk Assets
While around 30% of developed market bonds (IHY) are trading at negative yields, emerging market debts (HYEM) are offering attractive returns.
What’s in Store for Fallen Angel Bonds?
Fallen angels (ANGL) have had lower average default rates than the broad high yield bond (HYEM)(IHY) market historically (3.58% versus 4.19%).
Interest Rate Outlooks Don’t Affect All Asset Classes: Here’s Why
Historically, it seems that fallen angels generally perform well across interest rate environments.
Why Have Fallen Angels Outperformed Broad High Yield Bonds?
About 75% of fallen angel bonds (ANGL) were rated BB as of May 31, 2016. Original-issue investment-grade bond issuers tend to be larger.