Berko: Junk bonds are high-risk investments that should be avoided (but here are 5 to consider)

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm told that junk bonds yield 12 to 18 percent or even higher. I'd like to invest about $60,000 in junk bonds if I could get at least a 12 percent yield to maturity. I can afford the risk. My stockbroker recommended a bond yielding 15.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 7th, 2017

An Uneven Revival of Extreme Risk Expectations Starts 2018

DailyFX com Talking Points A new trading year starts with a few dramatic movements but no clear fundamental themes promise renewed trend US equities earned a record high SPX close and VIX drop back below 10 but junk bonds carry and global shares failed.....»»

Category: futuresSource: nasdaqJan 3rd, 2018

Jeff Reeves"s Strength in Numbers: Here’s why junk bonds could suffer a big hit

Lack of a big risk-premium is a warning sign for the high-yield bond market, writes Jeff Reeves......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 2nd, 2017

Fidelity"s Ford O"Neil Talks Bonds---and Risk

Fidelity Total Bond has scaled back investments in high-yield, emerging market, and corporate bonds......»»

Category: topSource: barronsJul 15th, 2017

Goldman Buys $2.8 Billion Worth of Venezuelan Bonds, and an Uproar Begins

Goldman and other big investors have been willing to assume increasing levels of risk for high-yield investments when interest rates are near zero......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 30th, 2017

Capitol Report: How a Goldman Sachs trader can make $100 million in the Volcker Rule era

To be a proprietary trader or not to be? Defining high risk trades in junk bonds as market-making skirts impending restrictions on bank transactions.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 21st, 2016

ETF Options to Hedge Growing Risk in Junk Bonds

Speculative-grade debt and junk bond exchange traded funds have strengthened as investors search for higher yielding assets in a low-rate environment. However, the greater demand has depressed yields, and some observers warn that high-yield debt may not b.....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 5th, 2016

Market Extra: Why the lowest-rated junk bonds are outperforming their peers

In the recent unwinding of the high-yield debt and equities, investors noticed a curious phenomenon, the lowest rung of junk bonds outperformed their highest-grade members......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 19th, 2018

Salmonella Nightmare Could Make Food Giant’s Bonds High-Yield Junk

This week’s food-safety scandal added to th.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 9th, 2018

Why High-Yield Bonds Could Be Mispriced

Price swings should fall along a normal distribution. Martin Fridson found that the bell curve is messed up in junk bonds......»»

Category: topSource: barronsMar 3rd, 2018

Netflix’s junk bonds boosted after S&P predicts strong subscriber growth this year

Netflix Inc.’s high-yield bonds ticked up Thursday, after S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on the company’s rating, citing a stronger-than-expected operating performance in 2017......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 23rd, 2018

Even Junk Bonds Sailed Through the Stock Storm Unscathed

Even high-yield debt has been unscathed by any market contagion......»»

Category: blogSource: barronsFeb 6th, 2018

Market Extra: Junk-bond market gets riled up over potential crash into a ‘maturity wall’

Issuers of high-yield bonds, who have become complacent in recent years in their ability to borrow at low interest rates, may find themselves up against a “maturity wall” in 2019 and 2020 as bonds come due and interest rates rise......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 2nd, 2018

It"s Not Too Late to Invest in High-Yield Bonds

Investors have been rediscovering junk-bond funds. How safe are they?.....»»

Category: topSource: barronsJan 22nd, 2018

Bonds fall after RBI deputy governor warns banks of high interest rate risk

The statement was seen by traders as hawkish and as a message asking them to bring down their bond holdings.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 16th, 2018

Xtract Research Takes Aim at Poorly Structured Junk Bonds with New Notorious Award

Inaugural WHYBOTY (Worst High Yield Bond of the Year) Awards Name the HD Supply Waterworks .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJan 8th, 2018

Morgan Stanley Wealth Sells All Junk Bond Holdings, Warns Of Recession Risk

According to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, it is too late to buy junk bonds in this market cycle, which is why one of the otherwise most bullish banks is cutting its hig.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 4th, 2018

Capitol Report: U.S. mutual funds exposed to high-yield, high-risk Euro bank CoCo bonds

Some big U.S. mutual funds are investing in high-yield securities that overseas regulators warn may not be suitable to retail investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 29th, 2017

The financial weapon of mass destruction

AT1 bonds are quasi-equity instruments that seek to protect depositors, while leaving investors in high risk circumstances.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 21st, 2017

Bond guru Gundlach warns tax plan could have ‘unintended consequences’ for junk debt

Bond guru Jeff Gundlach said the Republican tax plan could have “unintended consequences” on high-yield bonds, also known as junk debt.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 13th, 2017

Week 2017-11-27 Black Friday and High Yeild Bonds

Junk Bonds indicate a changing market......»»

Category: optionsSource: insidefuturesNov 24th, 2017