Moving Up in Credit Quality for Better Durability

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Some investment-grade bonds are riskier than their ratings imply, while high-yield bonds have seen some positive tailwinds. Meanwhile, a large number of bank loan agreements now favor borrowers over lenders.
NYSE:HYG September 22, 2018 7:07am

Maximizing Monthly Dividend Income

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From Contrarian Outlook: You might think a $500,000 nest egg isn't enough to retire on, and I wouldn't blame you. The financial media loves to tout $1 million as the end-all be-all mark of financial security.
NYSE:HYG September 9, 2018 7:29am

Why Junk Bond ETFs Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be (HYG)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Be careful how you buy your bonds. The most popular tickers have a few "fatal flaws" that'll doom you to underperformance at best, or leave you hanging in the event of a market meltdown at worst!
NYSE:HYG June 28, 2018 5:59am

What History Tells About Investing in High Yield Bonds in the Face of High Rising Rates (HYG)

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From Peritus Asset Management: Looking at where we were just a year ago, we have seen a notable move upward in US Treasury yields, with the 2-year yield going from 1.29% at the at the end of April 2017 and nearly doubling to the current level of 2.49%, while the 10-year was at 2.35% a year ago and is now right around the 3% level.1
NYSE:HYG May 3, 2018 8:03am

Corporate Bonds Looking Attractive Again (LQD)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Had enough market drama? If so, it's time to trade in your overly-sensitive stocks for some domestic cash cows paying 5% or more.
NYSE:HYG April 5, 2018 6:11am

What The High-Yield Downturn Means For Equities (HYG)

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From WisdomTree: The recent sell-off in the U.S. high-yield (HY) market certainly garnered a good deal of attention.
NYSE:HYG November 30, 2017 9:50am

Where Might Credit Risks Exist? Follow The Supply (HYG)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: In 2017, corporate credit--including high yield--saw a resurgence in interest within a longer-term trend of increasing supply. In recent weeks, however, it has shown some cracks.
NYSE:HYG November 23, 2017 5:40am

Post-Fed Outflows Begin To Hit Popular Bond ETFs (HYG, TLT)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today hones in on some quick outflows from major bond funds after this week's Fed meeting.
NYSE:HYG November 2, 2017 1:39pm

BlackRock: High Yield Bonds’ Appeal Is Diminishing (HYG)

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From BlackRock: High yield bonds have been investor favorite the last year and a half. Russ discusses why that may not last.
NYSE:HYG October 31, 2017 6:05am

High Yield Corporate Debt Still Looks Dangerous Here (HYG)

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From Invesco: Valuations across many risky asset classes including credit are at tight levels. We believe there are good reasons valuations are at these levels, and they may indeed stay quite tight for some time. This argues for value in credit asset classes despite historically tight spreads.
NYSE:HYG October 18, 2017 5:51am

The Best Junk Bond Funds To Own Right Now (HYG)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Junk bonds can be a great source of retirement income, or a terrible idea altogether. It depends what you buy, and really, which managers and vehicles you entrust to find value in the bargain bin.
NYSE:HYG September 15, 2017 7:16am

Investor Appetite For Junk Bonds Might Finally Be Waning (HYG)

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As noted in our ETF/Index Options recap today, we have seen some interest in October downside puts in the largest "Junk Bond" ETF in the marketplace, HYG (iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.49%, $17.8 billion in AUM).
NYSE:HYG August 24, 2017 1:11pm

iShares Files For A New Dividend/Buyback Fund, Plus A High-Yield ETF

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The world's largest ETF issuer, iShares, just filed for two new ETFs that could draw considerable interest from investors once they're launched.
NYSE:HYG August 7, 2017 11:26am

BlackRock: High Yield Bonds Still Vulnerable To Oil’s Woes

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From BlackRock: High yield is not responding to the fall in oil prices like it's 2016. Russ Koesterich talks why the pain point is lower today than 18 months ago.
NYSE:HYG August 2, 2017 6:08am

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