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Yields on the Rise for North American High Yield

Posted by Andrew Robartes on Apr 4, 2019 1:07:37 PM
North American High Yield new issue average yields have been on the incline. Throughout 2018, a steady positive trend can be observed from January to November, when average yield peaked at 8.45%. 
 
Volatility in December effected virtually all markets, as depicted in the North American High Yield average yield chart below. A sharp decline represents a drop in new issues average yield by almost two percent. 
 

The new year has brought new growth to the High Yield space as average yield for North American High Yield new issues has steadily increased month over month.
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Topics: High Yield, bonds, junk bonds, bond market

North American Market Summary: High Yield Bond Research, December 17, 2018

Posted by Corey Mahoney on Dec 18, 2018 3:04:38 PM

U.S. TREASURY YIELDS SLID ON MONDAY APPROACHING three-month lows as investors fled to safe-haven assets. The 10-year benchmark settled near 2.857% losing 3.6 basis points while the inverted 2-year and 5-year Treasury yield gap narrowed to .3 basis points.
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Topics: High Yield, bond market, market analytics, Finance, News, research

Industry Sectors in High Yield: A Yield Comparison

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 13, 2018 11:04:20 AM

Back in 2015, Marty Fridson, Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC, spoke with Barron's on the topic of high yield industries most sensitive to rising interest rates.

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Topics: High Yield, junk bonds, bond market, market analytics, YTW, Fixed Income, News, interest rate

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended September 14, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Sep 19, 2018 10:30:00 AM
BDC COMMON STOCKS

Concession Speech

We are prepared to concede that the once semi-robust BDC common stock rally is in stall mode.

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Topics: BDC, bond market, market analytics, business development company, Fixed Income, News

Duration Risk: The Relationship Between Bond Prices and Interest Rates

Posted by David Diggins on Sep 6, 2018 3:30:33 PM

Duration risk has been a popular theme around buy-side firms as they look to incorporate low duration bonds into model portfolios to reduce interest rate sensitivity and increase liquidity. Typical bond indexes have an average duration of 5-7 years; this will create large outflow of assets in the upcoming quarters and increase popularity among individual securities.

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Topics: Investment Grade, Analytics, bonds, Bonds Maturing, bond market, market analytics, Fixed Income, portfolio, interest rate, duration risk


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