junk bonds

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
Source: ThinkstockMonday’s stock market sell-off may have looked harsh as the Greece exit of the Euro looks closer and closer. Municipal bond investors now have a much larger risk in the United...
Jon C. Ogg
The closed-end funds featured in this multi-part report include some tax-free yielding municipal funds, senior loan funds, high-yield funds and even an emerging market debt fund.
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon OggThe secret has been out for a while that Janey Yellen and the Federal Reserve are going to begin hiking interest rates. There remains a debate over how soon this will start, and how...
Jon C. Ogg
Despite all the corruption down in Brazil that Petrobras has spent time in the barrel about, the investing public just loaned Petrobras' global finance unit some $2.5 billion in a whopping 100-year...
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. has laid out 10 different reasons why the Federal Reserve is unlikely to hike interest rates too far or too fast.
Jon C. Ogg
It has now been six years since the depths of the Great Recession and the ensuing stock market sell-off. We have not had a 10% correction in the markets in over three years.
Lee Jackson
Source: ThinkstockThe Federal Reserve just blinked in Wall Street’s newest game — that is the game of Rate Hike Chicken! After having moved from being patient to including the possibility of a...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockThe world’s economies may have improved since the financial crisis, but now more than ever, the world is drowning in higher and higher debt. A new report from the McKinsey Global...
Jon C. Ogg