Fitch: US High Yield TTM Default Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since March 2014

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Aug 15, 2017 12:32:19 PM

The U.S. trailing 12-month (TTM) high yield default rate dipped below 2% for the first time since March 2014, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report.

July's 1.9% default rate is down from 4.7% at the end of last year. Fitch expects the August TTM default rate to stay below 2%. It would require roughly $2 billion in defaults this month to drive the rate above 2%. Nevertheless, Fitch anticipates the default rate to finish 2017 near 3%.

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Topics: High Yield, Loan Default Rate

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