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High Yield Bond ETFs: Liquidity Time Bombs?

There was yet another article published this week about the liquidity threat of fixed income ETFs.  The article, published by Bloomberg, was titled Pension Fund’s Liquid Gold and specifically discussed the use of high yield bond ETFs as a liquidity sleeve in pension fund portfolios.
NYSE:HYG September 26, 2016 10:37am

Fed Meeting Spurs Huge Outflows in High-Yield Bond ETFs

Investors worried about potential rising rates are pulling billions out of corporate junk bond bond ETFs ahead of the Fed's big decision this week.
NYSE:HYG September 20, 2016 11:59am

BlackRock: Be Very Careful with High-Yield Bonds

From BlackRock: iShares Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy Matt Tucker examines U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention to.

Investors are Fleeing from Junk Bond ETFs

From ZeroHedge: Earlier this year, investors couldn't get enough high-yield (junk) bonds. Now it seems the tide has turned, as rising volatility and rates have spurred a mass exodus out of junk bond ETFs.
NYSE:HYG September 17, 2016 7:38am

High-Yield, High-Risk Debt at Greatest Levels Since Great Recession

From ZeroHedge: A new report by S&P Global points out that the number of "at-risk" high-yield issuers (i.e. those with a B- or lower rating and negative outlook) soared in 2016 to the highest level since the "great recession" of 2009.
NYSE:HYG September 3, 2016 8:34am

Despite Falling Yields, Junk Bond ETFs are Still Attracting Huge Inflows

As investors continue to chase yield anywhere they can get it, the high-yield bond sector remains red hot, despite sharply higher risk levels.
NYSE:HYG September 2, 2016 1:49pm

BlackRock: Keep Buying High Yield Bonds, Despite Risks

yield-downFrom BlackRock: The highest yield areas of the market have rallied so much that investors have a right to question whether they're still worth the risk or not.
NYSE:HYG August 11, 2016 12:15pm

Analyst: Buy High Yield Corporate Bonds Because Fed Isn’t Raising Rates

high-yieldPrudential Financial's top strategist said today in a Bloomberg interview that investors should be all over high-yield corporate bonds right now, because the Fed isn't raising rates -- no matter how good the jobs number is.
NYSE:HYG August 5, 2016 5:42pm

This Junk Bond ETF’s Correlation with Oil Might Finally be Over

bonds 600X300From Rakesh Upadhyay: The recent drop in crude oil prices has not reflected in the iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF (NYSE:HYG), as shown in the charts below. Various analysts believe that the close correlation between the junk bonds and crude oil—which have been together for quite some time—has now decoupled.
NYSE:HYG August 4, 2016 4:04pm

Analyst: Junk Bond Bubble is About to Burst

junkMike Burnick: When it comes to investing, I put my faith in the numbers, the cold hard facts. That’s why I prefer quantitative and technical analysis over fundamental.
NYSE:HYG July 22, 2016 8:26am

The Significance of Rising Commodities Prices

inflationPrecious metals expert Michael Ballanger expounds on how Federal Reserve policy affects the commodities markets, and expresses cautious optimism about how that policy will play out in gold markets.
NYSE:HYG May 5, 2016 3:18pm

3 High Yield ETFs That Must Be On Your Radar

yieldDavid Fabian:  The high yield landscape has been a difficult one to navigate over the last year.  The pernicious selling in commodities combined with a rocky road for stocks has led to sliding prices in junk bonds, master limited partnerships, and mortgage REITs.
NYSE:AMLP April 11, 2016 4:55pm

Credit Markets Point To Rising Default Rates

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  If an investor was given the opportunity to invest in two nearly identical bonds with one bond paying 2% per year and the other paying 6% per year, logic says most would choose to invest in the higher-yielding bond.
NYSE:HYG April 8, 2016 12:44pm

Corporate Debt Defaults Explode To Catastrophic Levels Not Seen Since The Last Financial Crisis

debtIf a new financial crisis had already begun, we would expect to see corporate debt defaults skyrocket, and that is precisely what is happening.  As you will see below, corporate defaults are currently at the highest level that we have seen since 2009. 
NYSE:HYG March 29, 2016 3:46pm

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