junk bonds

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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Fitch said that emerging markets are now more negative than their developed market equivalents in core sectors.
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.
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:...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.