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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

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

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

Investors yank $6.8 bln from high yield bonds, 3rd largest outflows-BAML

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Investors pulled $6.8 billion from high yield bond funds over the past week, their third largest outflows on record, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday, as the sell off in junk debt accelerated......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 17th, 2017

Junk Bounce

Today’s buy-a-polooza is neatly represented by the surge in high-yield bonds, such as JNK: ……and the high-yield corporate fund HYG:.....»»

Category: blogSource: slopeofhopeNov 16th, 2017

Market Extra: Why tax-bill fears may be one big contributing factor in junk bond slump

The weeklong selloff seen in high-yield bonds, or popularly known as junk debt, is coming into the focus of investors who wonder if this corner of the market is developing serious cracks or encountering a blip.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 10th, 2017

3 Reasons To Ignore "Overwhelming" Cynicism On Canadian Solar

Solar stocks are volatile investments, as they carry a high level of headline risk. Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) tanked Thursday after the company released its fiscal third quarter results. Latest Ratin.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaNov 10th, 2017

Are high-yield bonds the canary in the coal mine?

Junk-bond indexes have hit a rough patch, even as the major U.S. stock benchmarks have continued to grind higher......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 9th, 2017

Junk bonds send warning signals despite record-high close

Junk bonds send warning signals despite record-high close.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 7th, 2017

High Yield Dividend Stocks Are Equity Junk Bonds

High Yield Dividend Stocks Are Equity Junk Bonds.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaNov 2nd, 2017

Netflix is planning its biggest junk-bond sale yet

Netflix Inc. is planning to issue another $1.6 billion of high-yield bonds, as it moves to raise the funds to finance its ambitious spending plans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2017

Netflix is planning its biggest junk bond sale yet to finance ambitious spending plans

Netflix Inc. is planning to issue another $1.6 billion of high-yield bonds, as it moves to raise the funds to finance its ambitious spending plans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2017

Rethinking Junk Bonds

Federated Investors’ Mark Durbiano looks beyond the ratings for his high-yield fund—which also has a small slug of stocks......»»

Category: topSource: barronsOct 14th, 2017

A Muni Fund to Buy Before Junk ETFs

The popular JNK and HYG proxies for high-yield corporate bonds are accidents waiting to happen. This leveraged closed-end fund is a better bet......»»

Category: topSource: investingdailyOct 4th, 2017

Stressed retail industry plunging deeper into junk territory, S&P says

Percentage of U.S. retailers with high-risk CCC ratings has doubled since the beginning of the year. 18% of U.S. retail ratings are in the.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 2nd, 2017

Stocks Higher, Bonds Fall – Risk Appetite Back

By Horizon Investments Overall, the global economy continues to show signs of strength. U.S. economic data last week was positive—with better-than-anticipated results in.....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 26th, 2017