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LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 9-9-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Sep 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With leveraged loan market back online, LBOs for CoAdvantage, Del Frisco’s, Waystar, OEConnection to take out BDC-held debt

Both the leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets wasted no time getting back to business despite August’s tenuous market conditions, with issuers stepping forward last week with a mix of opportunistic and M&A-related transactions. Foreshadowing what is expected to be a busy September, the high-yield market saw its first drive-by execution on the Tuesday after Labor Day in seven years as issuers rushed to capitalize on the plunge in U.S. Treasury yields with heightened trade tension last month, even as it reversed course last week with one of the biggest one-day yield gains in three years.

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Topics: High Yield, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, LevFin Insights, News, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended September 6, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Sep 10, 2019 8:55:39 AM

 

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Becalmed

There was very little to move the BDC common stock market sector in the week ended September 6, 2019. No BDC reported earnings and the news flow was pretty weak.
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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended August 30, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Sep 3, 2019 11:28:45 AM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Denial

This was the week that the major markets decided not to worry so much about tariffs; global economic slowdown and the threat of war or military intervention just about everywhere.

As a result, the S&P 500 increased 2.79% and the other key indices moved up as well.

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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended August 23, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Aug 27, 2019 12:40:27 PM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Peculiar

This was a curious week for the broader markets – and for the BDC sector – pulled in different directions.

At the beginning of the week, the major indices were bouncing back from global economic concerns; tariffs troubles, etc.

However, then there was the end of week hardening of the Chinese and U.S. stance and stock market prices went to heck, and bond prices rose.

Just to provide a sense of context, the S&P 500 dropped (1.44%) on the week.

(By the way and just as an FYI, the index is now down 4 weeks in a row).

On Friday alone the S&P dropped (2.6%).

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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended August 16, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Aug 20, 2019 11:51:41 AM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Up And Down And Across

The week ended August 16, 2019 was a volatile one for the broader markets.

The Dow Jones – by way of example –  had its worst day of the year on August 14, 2019.

Yet, when the dust settled by week’s end, the S&P 500 was down “only” (1.03%).

Still, that 3 weeks in a row to the downside, off (4.59%).

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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research


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