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European Bond Research as of September 21, 2017

Posted by Sean Riddell on Sep 21, 2017 12:05:59 PM
EUROPEAN JUNK BONDS INCHED UP  in price overall, paralleling an upside fluctuation in stocks of Europe's bourses. The   higher-yielding securities edged out less-risky investment-grade debt  on the heels of yesterday's statements from Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen. The   Fed's intention to commence winding down its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, along with its underpinning of   raised expectations of a December rate hike, set the stage for upside moves in European financials today.   Deutsche Bank AG  shares gained 2.9%,   Societe Generale  added 2.2%, while M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) news sent   Commerzbank AG  up 3.5%, as of   3:40 PM, London time.              
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European Bond Research as of September 12th, 2017

Posted by Sean Riddell on Sep 12, 2017 2:07:46 PM
BIDS FOR RISK WERE EXTENDED  from yesterday's session, with European junk bonds easily outpacing investment-grade debt in net prices.   Financials and mainstream insurance securities came on strong  in the afterglow of yesterday's run-up in prices, as high-yield bonds paralleled advances in equities. Shares of   Deutsche Bank AG  added 3.1%,   Commerzbank AG, 2.7%, as the   Stoxx Europe 600 Bank Index  tacked on another 1.6% gain to yesterday's 1% advance.  The automaker sector was also of special note, as   Volkswagen AG shares added 1.2%,   Peugeot SA was up 3.8%.
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CM Finance: FY 2017 Results Reviewed

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Sep 11, 2017 9:10:58 AM

On September 6, 2017 after the close, CM Finance (CMFN) announced the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended June 30 2017 in a press release, and filed a 10-K. The BDC Reporter has read both documents. Here are the highlights, as well as analysis of the earnings and portfolio, and the BDC Reporter’s view of where the BDC is headed in the coming year, and our own investment approach:

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Topics: BDC, BDC Filings

European Bond Research as of September 6th, 2017

Posted by Sean Riddell on Sep 6, 2017 12:55:15 PM
RISK-OFF SENTIMENT NOTCHED LOWER  among investors in European corporate debt. Relative to yesterday's levels of risk aversion, trades in corporate bonds reflected a   very slight favor for junk bonds in price gains linked to actual trades. Nonetheless   geopolitical overhang amid N. Korean nuclear warhead posturing  kept a lid on gains in risk assets. So too did   pressure on the European insurance sector ahead of projected damage by intense hurricane   Irma, headed for Puerto Rico and Florida. The   Stoxx 600 index vacillated in the shallow red  amid data showing a dip in Germany's manufactured-goods orders, although shares of   Deutsche Bank AG  and  Micro Focus International PLC  posted notable gains.
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Topics: bonds, CDS, New Issues

European Bond Research as of 8/22/2017

Posted by Sean Riddell on Aug 30, 2017 12:24:34 PM
European stocks  bounced back from   6 month lows   on Wednesday, seeing levels rise after a downturn   on Tuesday  due to   political risk in Asia.  The   FTSE 100 and Stoxx Europe 600 saw gains of 0.51% and 0.78% after investors   fled to safe havens  like bonds, yen, and gold   on Tuesday.  Meanwhile, the   Euro saw a loss of -.54295% against the dollar due to   strong jobs and GDP growth data  out of the US.
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