Rates Are Rising — Is Your Portfolio Prepared?

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From Invesco: Interest rates continue their upward trend. In March, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.5% to 1.75%, citing strength in the US labor market, a low unemployment rate and moderate economic growth.1 
NYSE:JNK May 18, 2018 5:54am

Investors Forced To Look At High-Yield Debt Again (JNK)

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From WisdomTree: Has the fixed income arena entered a new phase? While the lion's share of attention has been given to interest rate developments for quite some time now, another topic for discussion has been where we are in terms of the U.S. credit cycle. 
NYSE:JNK April 27, 2018 6:41am

What The Fed’s New Leadership Means For Bonds (JNK)

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From Invesco: The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point as expected on Wednesday and signaled two more rate hikes for 2018. It also released its Summary of Economic Projections (SEP) for the next few years, which suggests that the Fed is optimistic regarding the future performance of the US economy.
NYSE:JNK March 23, 2018 6:26am

Why Rising Interest Rates May Actually Be Good For Junk Bonds (JNK)

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From Contrarian Outlook: If you're worried inflation will sideswipe your portfolio, well, you have good reason to be.
NYSE:JNK February 22, 2018 6:09am

Are Junk Bonds On The Verge Of Technical Collapse? (JNK)

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From Chris Kimble: Some times Junk bonds can give quality hints to the next short & long-term move in stocks. Junk bonds look to be sending both of those signals again. The next two charts share long and short-term perspectives and opportunities in the junk space.
NYSE:JNK February 19, 2018 6:28am

The Credit Quality Of Junk Bond Funds Just Hit A New Low (JNK)

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From John Rubino: Towards the end of financial bubbles, people who previously paid little attention to things like "quality" start trying to figure out what they actually own. The result is either funny or terrifying, depending on the point of view.
NYSE:JNK January 31, 2018 8:02am

Junk Bonds Are Sending An Important Message To The Markets (JNK)

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From Chris Kimble: Stock bulls historically like to see Junk Bonds moving higher and get concerned when they are weak. Some view Junk bonds as a leading indicator to where stocks are headed.
NYSE:JNK January 18, 2018 6:24am

Morgan Stanley Dumps Junk Bonds, Warns Of High-Yield Risks (JNK)

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From Tyler Durden: According to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, it is too late to buy junk bonds in this market cycle, which is why one of the otherwise most bullish banks is cutting its high-yield bond holdings to zero, Mike Wilson, the CIO of Morgan Stanley Wealth writes in his 2018 outlook.
NYSE:JNK January 4, 2018 8:36am

Keep An Eye On The Suddenly Weak Junk Bond Market (JNK)

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From Mike Burnick: Stocks have been defying gravity recently. They were moving relentlessly higher. But then last week, they hit a tax-reform speed bump.
NYSE:JNK November 14, 2017 6:08am

High-Yield Corporate Bonds Still Looking Good (JNK)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Even in the face of rising US interest rates over the past year, corporate credit has been resilient, particularly in the high-yield category.
NYSE:JNK October 21, 2017 6:37am

Low Fees Aren’t The Only Consideration When It Comes To Junk Bonds (JNK)

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From Contrarian Outlook: It's a whopper many investors believe--you may even be one of them. It's simply this: all fees are evil. After all, the more you shell out to line fund managers' pockets, the worse your return will be, right?
NYSE:JNK August 31, 2017 9:45am

A Myriad Of Ways To Play The Junk Bond Space (JNK)

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We continue to see building inflows in High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs even though trading volume in the two largest products during this recent rally there has been rather low.
NYSE:JNK July 21, 2017 11:47am

Look To The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) As A Stock Indicator

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From Chris Kimble: So Goes Junk, So Goes Stocks? Most of the time this is true. Stocks historically want to see Junk moving higher, not diverging against them.
NYSE:JNK May 25, 2017 10:06am

Junk Bonds: Proceed, But Stay On The Short End

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Ever since the U.S. economy started pulling itself out of the earnings recession last year, high yield bonds have been the fixed income asset class of choice.
NYSE:JNK May 16, 2017 5:57am

Outflows Continue For Junk Bond Funds

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out big redemptions in the world's largest ETF, accompanying small cap outflows, and some interesting moves for junk bond funds.
NYSE:JNK May 11, 2017 11:25am

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