Archive for the ‘NYSE:HYG’ Category

The Significance of Rising Commodities Prices

May 5th, 2016

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. Read more…


3 High Yield ETFs That Must Be On Your Radar

April 11th, 2016

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. Read more…


Credit Markets Point To Rising Default Rates

April 8th, 2016

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. Read more…


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

March 29th, 2016

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.  Read more…


Retail Inflows Into Junk Bonds Highest On Record In Past Month

March 24th, 2016

money flowIt seems like only a blurry, distant memory but February 11 – the day the S&P hit its 2016 lows – was just over 4 weeks ago. In the subsequent 4 weeks, the market has unleashed one of the most furious short covering/record corporate buyback/central bank easing-driven “risk on” rallies ever Read more…


Time To Jump Back Into Junk Bonds?

March 23rd, 2016

market bondsKent Thune:  Junk bond mutual funds and ETFs recently saw a $5 billion weekly inflow – the biggest surge on record. Is the turnaround for junk bonds sustainable, or is it a trap? Read more…


What To Do When You Miss The Move In An ETF

March 21st, 2016

new etfsDavid Fabian:  Every correction in the stock or bond market unfolds in a different manner.  While our natural inclination is to try and make comparisons to prior events or rationalize statistical probabilities for a turn, there is no easy way to know when an investable bottom has truly materialized. Read more…


Financial Crisis 2016: High Yield Debt Tells Us That Just About EVERYTHING Is About To Collapse

February 15th, 2016

debtDid you know that there are more than 1.8 trillion dollars worth of junk bonds outstanding in the United States alone?  Read more…


Time To Buy Junk Bond ETFs?

January 5th, 2016

new etfsBob Ciura:  Junk bonds, otherwise known as high-yield bonds, suffered mightily in 2015. The prospect of higher interest rates in the United States caused investors to flee from the junk bond market throughout the year.  In the last three months alone, Read more…


Junk Bonds: A Horror Story Worthy of Stephen King

December 16th, 2015

junk bondsTony Daltorio:  The warning signs were all there for investors to see. Read more…


The Dynamics Of Liquidity And Investing

December 15th, 2015

money and investingBlackRock’s Matt Tucker explains the concept of liquidity and sheds some light on the dynamics of liquidity and exchange traded funds. Read more…


The Start Of A New Financial Crisis?

December 14th, 2015

financial crisisJust within the past few days, three major high yield funds have completely imploded, and panic is spreading rapidly on Wall Street.  Read more…


Why I Will Likely Be A Buyer Of High Yield In 2016

December 14th, 2015

yieldDavid Fabian:  By now you have probably read everything about the death of high yield bonds, the investor lockup at Third Avenue, and the risk that these “junky” assets pose to exchange-traded funds.  Believe me, the financial media is just getting started slicing and dicing this thing up. Read more…


It’s Not Just ETFs Anymore, Cash Bond Markets Are Plunging

December 14th, 2015

new etfsTyler Durden:  While high-yield bond ETFs have been under massive pressure, some have argued that this carnage has yet to really hit the underlying cash bond market (since the flows are more exchanges between two parties as opposed to redeeming ETFs for actual bonds). Read more…


Which “Junk” Fund Liquidates Next? After Third Avenue, Here Are The Unusual Suspects

December 11th, 2015

junk bondsTyler Durden: The shocking fate of Third Avenue’s junk bond fund, which as we reported yesterday, announced it would gate investors and proceed to liquidate over the next several months as it sought to unwind its illiquid positions at a leisurely pace “without Read more…


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