junk bonds

With 2016 coming to a close, and with the presidential election making most of the public neurotic, investors need to consider several things about yields in general — particularly in junk bonds.
Jon C. Ogg
If it weren't for the energy sector, the percentage of high-yield bond defaults would likely fall below the pre-Great Recession average for the trailing 12 months ending in October.
Paul Ausick
It turns out that the investing community may have no choice but to own junk-rated and speculative bonds, directly or indirectly.
Jon C. Ogg
The inverse relationship between prices and yields translates to one serious issue for bond holders: the value of those bonds they bought before recent days is dropping as yields rise.
Jon C. Ogg
If you have been wondering if we are in a bond market bubble with insultingly low interest rates, maybe you should hear what one of the top bond managers has to say on the matter.
Jon C. Ogg
The trailing 12-month default rate on U.S. high-yield bonds slipped from 5.1% at the end of July to 4.9% in August.
Paul Ausick
Any time that investors see a stock down 6% or more, they probably aren’t going to be too keen on hearing that the drop is actually supposed to be good news. If that big drop is from a...
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. has decided to track seven funds, all either closed-end funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), that offer yields of 10% or more.
Jon C. Ogg
In January and February the recession risks for the United States were picking up. Now it looks as though the biggest risks for the U.S. falling back into recession in 2016 have all but vanished.
Jon C. Ogg
Halfway through February, 11 high-yield bonds have defaulted, the most recorded during a one-month span since a similar number were chalked up in September 2009.
Paul Ausick
Fitch said that emerging markets are now more negative than their developed market equivalents in core sectors.
Jon C. Ogg
It seems that not a week goes by unless we see Chesapeake Energy post another new low, due in part to its long-term debt and liabilities.
Paul Ausick
Source: ThinkstockThere is a new exchange-traded fund in town, and it is a mouthful to say the least. BlackRock has launched the iShares Currency Hedged Global ex-USD High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEMKT:...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockPuerto Rico is having a hard time finding very many fronts. Now comes news that ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico...
Jon C. Ogg
While most of the market has been focused on a Greek exit or even default, MBIA shares are suffering from a potential default closer to home.
Chris Lange