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What If High-Yield and Junk Bonds Do Not Collapse?

One of the victims of the recent market trends has been the junk bond, or high-yield, market. Financial media and market pundits have warned that things got too rosy in the ...
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Yellen Sees Social Media, Biotech, Junk Bonds and Leveraged Loans Overvalued

Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered a bit of a surprise in her semiannual Monetary Policy Report in front of Congress on Tuesday. It may seem like a bit like Alan ...
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Junk Bond Spreads Have Tightened Handily Again

24/7 Wall St. has not been covering the junk bond market as much of late because spreads were in a narrow range for quite some time. That was then. The ...
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How Low Can Junk Bond Spreads Go?

24/7 Wall St. tracks the spreads that corporations have to pay above Treasury rates to fund their cost of borrowing. This is one key barometer for measuring the market's risk ...
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Junk Bond Spreads Continue to Tighten, Another Yield Bubble Starting to Form

If the spread of junk bonds keeps contracting as investors clamor for yield in an environment where yields are so low, they are going to be priced where investment-grade bonds ...
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Option Trading Shows Caution in Junk Bond Values (JNK, HYG, HYV, DHF)

It is no secret that we have grown cautious in the area of high-yield corporate debt, also known more commonly as junk bonds. Our concerns are not the underlying credit ...
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The Junk Bond Bubble May Have Peaked (JNK, HYG, VYM, PHK, HYV)

Dividend and income oriented investors need to be on the lookout as of now as the formation of a bubble among the high dividend and high-yield stocks and funds appears to ...
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Junk Bond Dividend Chase May Have Peaked With Big Fund Premiums (JNK, HYG, HYD, HYV, DHF, PHK, HIX)

We have been talking about dividend bubbles forming for about two weeks as of now.  Can the bubbles continue to inflate?  Sure.  But you better take a look at the ...
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Junk Bond Spreads Getting Tighter and Tighter To Treasuries (JNK, HYG, HYV)

Junk bonds, or those high-yield bonds which are under BBB- at S&P or under Baa3 at Moody's, have seen one massive rally since the lows of the summer.  Some may wonder ...
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ETF Inflows Show Key Sentiment Change: Risk & Income Tops Safe-Havens (SPY, GLD, SHY, JNK, HYG, IWM, VWO, DIA)

IndexUniverse.com has now released its July 2012 ETF Fund Flows data and the report is showing some key changes for the month on different asset classes.  The total ETF fund ...
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Dividend Risks Inflating

Investors cannot make any money in the bond market right now merely by buying and holding Treasury bonds forever. The problem is that Treasury yields are at record lows. In ...
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Opportunity & Risk: Junk Bond Spreads Nearing 700 Basis Points (HYG, JNK, PHB, HYV, HIO, PHK, JPM, EPD)

While everyone remains focused on the jobs report and the European meltdown, investors are having a harder and harder time finding real investment returns.  Germany actually saw negative yields briefly ...
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Are Junk Bonds Being Hit Too Hard? (JNK, HYG, PHK, MSY, HIO, HYV)

Bonds of the Treasury variety may be the safe haven against a falling stock market.  They hardly pay anything in yield, but they haven't yet faced a meltdown. The woes ...
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Bonds Sound Recession Warning, Of Sorts (TLT, JNK, AMJ, XLF, FAS)

So, just two weeks ago it looked as though "Sell in May and go away!" was not going to be as strong of a theme in 2012 compared to 2011 ...
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Junk Bonds At Critical Juncture, Dividends & Yields Galore (JNK, HYG, PHB, HYV, PHT, PHK, AWF, HIX, HIO)

Junk bonds, or high-yield bonds are at a level that all income investors need to be paying attention to.  After a big recovery in the sector and after the markets ...
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