These High-Yield ETFs Might Be Treading On Thin Ice

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From David Fabian: Love is in the air this Valentines week and many income investors are smitten with the returns of their high yield investments. The steady march higher in assets like junk bonds, preferred stocks, emerging market debt, and even leveraged closed-end funds has remunerated shareholders for their faith.
NYSE:HYG February 17, 2017 2:35pm

Junk Bonds Are On Fire, HYG Just Hit New 52-Week Highs

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Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $87.68 today, and is now up 16.77% from its 52-week low price of $75.09 per share.
NYSE:HYG January 27, 2017 1:18pm

Can Junk Bond ETFs Survive Sharply Higher Interest Rates?

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From Zacks: Year 2017 started on a troubled note for junk bond ETF investors. These ETFs have been garnering a lot of attention since last year on investors’ desire for higher yields in the ultra-low rate interest environment.
NYSE:HYG January 12, 2017 7:09am

Investors Are Hedging Their High Yield ETF Positions

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings investors his daily fund flows update, which today points out end-of-year market complacency as well as some hedging moves in a certain high-yield ETF.
NYSE:HYG December 30, 2016 12:37pm

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

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