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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Outflows in High-Yield Funds Fell, Yield on High-Yield Bonds Rose

    Investor flows in high-yield bond funds were negative last week. According to Lipper, the net outflows from high-yield bond funds totaled $0.5 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Financials

    Why investors piled into junk bond funds

    High market volatility usually increases risk perceptions for junk bonds (PHB). This increases spreads and yields. As a result, bond prices decrease.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Overview: High-yield bond markets since the Great Recession

    High-yield, or junk-rated, bonds have higher yields than investment-grade bonds—like U.S. Treasuries and high-quality corporate debt. They’re issued by borrowers with higher credit risk—for example, with a lower ability to service the debt issued. Investors need a higher return to compensate for the higher risks involved.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Break prices confirming weakness in the bond high yield market

    The price at which bonds are breaking for trading in the secondary market shows a clear downtrend year to date. The price at which bonds are placed with initial investors is given by the original issue discount (OID) and sets the bond’s yield to maturity. The break price, on the other hand, refers to the […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Financials

    High yield issuance continues to increase, spike likely unsustainable

    The large high yield bond issuance was the second largest over the past two months and the highest in number of issuances  Weekly issuance can help gauge both the demand and supply of the high yield bond market. New bonds increase the supply available to investors in the secondary market and the demand given indicates […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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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
  • Financials

    Must know: Why junk bond funds are in vogue again

    Secondary market activity in high yield debt mutual funds High yield debt (HYG) mutual funds recorded their second consecutive weekly inflow. Net flows into junk bond (JNK) funds came in at ~$1.6 billion in the week ending October 31. Net flows into high yield bond (PHB) mutual funds are down by ~$2.3 billion so far […]

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    High-Yield Bonds Are Turning Out to Be the Real Winners

    High-yield bonds gained popularity due to higher yields compared to Treasury bonds, whose yields were being pushed down by the Fed’s interest rate policy.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Financials

    High yield bonds, the pain continues and will only get worse

    The fund flows for last week once again plummeted as investors remove cash from bonds ahead of the FOMC meeting. Fund flows are key in determining the sentiment of investors towards a given asset class. Weekly fund flows measure how much cash investors put into and remove from mutual funds focused on investing in high […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Financials

    High yield fund flows stumble, demand side may be getting weak

    High yield bond flows for last week posted the first outflow in five weeks, possibly signaling weak investor confidence Fund flows are the best indicator of investor demand in the high yield bond market. Naturally, an increase in investor demand is reflected in increased bond prices and lower yields. When demand falters, issuance is diminished […]

    By Dale A. Norton
  • Financials

    High yield debt issuance resurges in the primary market

    New issue volumes for high yield debt rose 13.3% week-over-week to $6.8 billion across nine issues in the week ending October 31. Issuance had come in at $6 billion across 12 deals in the week ended October 24.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    How high-yield bond markets react to higher market volatility

    High-yield debt mutual funds recorded a net outflow of ~$0.5 billion in the week ending October 17, reversing the previous week’s trend with net inflows of $1.3 billion.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Downside potential in September for high-yield bonds

    The high yield market had what may have been its last strong week of the year The issuance volume for last week was a continuation of the strong issuance seen throughout July. It would be unusual, though, for this trend to continue into August. Volumes continue steady, flows rebound A total of 19 deals priced […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Real Insights

    Will Fallen Angel Bonds Continue to Capture Solid Returns?

    VanEck  How fallen angels may complement high yield portfolios Income investors may want to consider fallen angels as a complement to their high yield bond allocations given their higher credit quality. Fallen angels’ higher average credit quality than original-issue high yield bonds may help absorb more of the potential broader market volatility that may occur […]

    By VanEck
  • How High-Yield Bonds Are Connected to Other Asset Classes
    Real Insights

    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 […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • Why High Yield Bonds Are Attractive
    Real Insights

    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.

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Richard Bernstein Sees Risk in ‘Safe’ Investments

    Richard Bernstein believes that investors’ flocking to fixed-income products and shunning equities has increased their risk.

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

    October Saw Generous Inflows for High-Yield Bond Funds

    According to Lipper, net inflows for high-yield bond funds totaled $7.6 billion through October 28, compared to outflows totaling $1.9 billion in September.

    By David Ashworth
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