junk bonds

Netflix Looks to Europe to Borrow at Lower Interest Rates

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is joining the waves of companies that have raised cash at low interest rates in the past couple of months. While interest rates are low in ...
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Ford Credit Rating Downgraded From Investment Grade to Junk Bond

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) was just given an unfortunate verdict on how the financial markets will treat the company when it needs to raise capital. Moody's Investors Service has ...
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Tens of Billions in New Corporate Debt Offerings at Astonishingly Low Rates

It's almost as if something funny is happening in the global bond markets. Sadly, it's not laughable funny. The trend of negative bond yields in Europe and Japan has moved ...
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How Banks Are Replacing Treasuries, Utilities and CDs for Income Investors

Many investors need income from their stocks to help supplement their life or retirement. With the yield on Treasuries so low, and with the Federal Reserve embarking on an interest ...
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Did Massive ETF Inflows in Stocks, Bonds & Gold Mark a Summer Top in All 3 Asset Classes?

More and more cash is going to work into the financial markets. The problem with that statement is that the money is being put to work in all of the ...
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Netflix Can’t Wait to Issue More Debt

Strike while the iron is hot, they say. Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has taken that advice following last week's earnings beat. The streaming video giant said Monday morning that it ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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Tesla’s Junk Bonds as Hot as Tesla Stock

Tesla Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) offering of $1.5 billion in senior unsecured debt wasn't big enough for investors, so the company upped the sale to $1.8 billion to satisfy the demand. ...
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Bond Insurers Hold Up Against Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Exposure

There is another Greece situation that was actually closer to the U.S. and may have more directly exposure to the U.S. than Greece. The inevitable bankruptcy of Puerto Rico has finally ...
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Valeant Still Has a Long Way to Go on Paying Down Its Debt

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is a company that many health care and activist investors alike wish they never had heard of. On Monday, May 1, 2017, its shares were ...
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Why Investors Are Looking Past Netflix Raising $1 Billion in Needed Capital

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a strong performer, along with many of the key Nasdaq stocks. The world’s leading independent internet television network has been able to raise capital ...
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As Tax Season Arrives, 8 Ways You Can Get Taxed on Municipal Bonds

It's tax season and the April tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away. Death and taxes are both supposed to be unavoidable. Most people do eventually come to ...
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Fed Rate Hikes Pose Risks for Parts of the Junk Bond Market

This week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is largely expected to generate the first formal interest rate hike of 2017. While most market participants are expecting a hike, there ...
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Despite Outflows, Hedge Funds Reached Record $2.97 Trillion in Assets in Q3

If you have tracked the news flows about various forms of asset management and investing tools over the years, you have seen a wild swing over the past couple of ...
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6 Things to Keep in Mind About Junk Bonds in Q4 and Into 2017

Some conservative investors might cringe when they hear the term "junk bonds." Investors with a higher appetite for risk may start to smile, looking forward to those fat juicy yields way ...
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