Big Money Is Now Streaming Back Into Junk Bond Funds

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch points out some interesting money flows in his daily update, which include expected OPEC-fueled inflows to oil funds and perhaps an unexpected return to junk bond funds.
NYSE:HYG December 1, 2016 2:03pm

This Interest Rate-Hedged High Yield ETF Is Suddenly Making Big Inroads

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The behemoth iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond ETF (NYSE:HYG) has some competition these days from an unexpected place: a tiny sister product that's hedged against rising interest rates.
NYSE:HYG November 21, 2016 1:35pm

BlackRock: Avoid Unnecessary High-Yield Risks

yieldInvestors seeking income have taken to the extremes: reaching to the riskiest corners for yield while also piling up cash. BlackRock's Michael Fredericks says they are missing out on a happy medium.
NYSE:HYG November 7, 2016 8:34am

Exodus From Junk Bond Funds Accelerates As Institutional Fear Rises

junkThe outflows in HYG (iShares High Yield Corporate Bond) have piled on in recent sessions, now topping more than $2.2 billion that has vacated the fund thanks to redemption pressure.
NYSE:HYG November 3, 2016 12:00pm

Investors Are Fleeing From High-Yield Bond Funds

yield-downFrom Tyler Durden: While the oft-heard argument that "The Fed wouldn't raise rates unless everything is awesome" has held for a few months, as risk assets (high-yield bonds) have rallied along with rising rates, it appears that too much hawkishness (around the 70% chance of a hike).
NYSE:HYG October 31, 2016 6:34am

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.
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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

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