From Molly Smith, Rebecca Choong Wilkins and Janine Wolf: (Bloomberg) — Fear is turning into exuberance in credit markets.
From Eric Rosenbaum: The bond market has become more concerned in recent months about the lower tier of the investment-grade market.
From Jeff Cox: At first glance, it looks like a $9 trillion time bomb is ready to detonate, a corporate debt load that has escalated thanks to easy borrowing terms and a seemingly endless thirst from investors.
From ETF Channel: Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (Symbol: LQD).
From BlackRock: Investment grade corporate bonds can play an important role in a portfolio, especially in today’s uncertain market environment. Karen Schenone explains.
From Contrarian Outlook: Want more yield and price upside in your portfolio? You can get both from bonds – if you think a little contrarian, of course.
From Contrarian Outlook: Inflation fever is back! And today I’m going to show you a “one-click” way to cash in with a quick gain and a 7.7% cash dividend too.
From Invesco: In my recent blog on the impact of tax reform, I explained why I believe the new tax law should be extremely supportive of the US investment grade (IG) bond market, including provisions that could lead to reduced supply.
We have reported outflows in Large Cap and Small Cap stocks lately (SPY, IWM), as well as longer duration Treasury bonds via TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) in these daily pieces.
The world’s largest ETF issuer, iShares, is launching a suite of three new investment grade corporate bond funds to round out its current offerings in the highly popular space.
LQD (iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond) has reeled in more than any other ETF as of late, with over $1 billion in net creations, and the fund trading at a new 52 week high just yesterday.
From BlackRock: Richard Turnill shares a few investing ideas to consider for a second quarter characterized by broadening reflation, low returns and the need for a different approach to diversification.
We have seen some smaller outflows in the largest Investment Grade Corporate Bond linked ETF in the U.S. listed universe, LQD (iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $30.3 billion in AUM) this week to the tune of about $200 million.
Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some big inflows into a investment grade corporate bond ETF, and continued flows out of junk bond funds.
The 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.