JUNK BONDS RETAIN A SLIGHT EDGE OVER INVESTMENT-GRADE DEBT in net prices linked to actual trades despite lackluster bank earnings. Goldman Sachs sank 3.41 percent upon releasing weaker than expected revenue for the first quarter, meanwhile, Citigroup reported a rise in profit by 2 percent from a year ago lifted by an expansion in U.S. consumer banking. “Both our consumer and institutional businesses performed well and we saw good momentum in those areas where we have been investing,” stated Chief Executive Mike Corbat. 10-year Treasury note slipped 1.9 basis points. S&P -0.07%, DOW-0.11%, NASDAQ -0.07%.
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|Broadcom LTD 3.625% 10/15/2024 144A
HP Enterprise Services LLC 2.1% 10/4/2019 144A
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Floodsmart RE LTD. The most recent data showed money flowed out of high-yield ETFs/mutual funds for the week ended 4/12/19, with a net inflow of $0.655B, year-to-date $13.3B flowed into high-yield.
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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (5Y Sen USD MR14)
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Atmos Energy Corp. (5Y Sen USD MR14)
Loans and Credit Market Overview
Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:
- Six Flags Inc., MW Industries Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Crossamerica Partners LP
Long-term bond yields are expected to hit a cyclical peak in 2019 given tight fiscal policy and lagging global economies. Europe remains checked by stubbornly low inflationary forces. Positive effects remained in force:
- TED spread held below 18 bp (basis points), as of 04/15/19
- Net positive capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds
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