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

Aggressive Fed Rate Hikes Could Put Junk Bond ETFs In Danger

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From John Ross Crooks III: We’re not in Kansas anymore. But we are in Kansas City, where Esther George is president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Fed. And the only thing transient is economic weakness.
NYSE:JNK April 24, 2017 10:13am

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

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.
NYSE:HYG

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

Credit Markets Point To Rising Default Rates

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.
NYSE:HYG April 8, 2016 12:44pm

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

etfsChris Ciovacco:  We can learn a lot from the chart below, which shows the performance of economically-sensitive stocks relative to the S&P 500. After the S&P 500 bottomed on February 11, cyclicals (XLY) took the lead off the low as economic confidence started to improve.
NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

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

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. 
NYSE:HYG March 29, 2016 3:46pm

Retail Inflows Into Junk Bonds Highest On Record In Past Month

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
NYSE:HYG March 24, 2016 4:13pm

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