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Market Extra: The next rising stars of the debt world? Probably corporate fallen angels

Investors are gearing up for "rising stars" in the U.S. corporate debt world, after last year saw a record of nearly $250 billion worth of "fallen angels," or investment-grade corporate bonds downgraded to speculative territory......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 7th, 2021

Market Extra: Here’s why corporate debt investors may want to eye Ford’s downgrade into ‘junk’

High-yield investors may struggle to digest the bonds from large fallen angels, high-yield issuers once rated investment-grade......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 10th, 2019

Market Extra: Carole Streicher is first woman to take reins of KPMG’s U.S. deals team. Here’s how she got there

Carole Streicher sits down with MarketWatch for a virtual Q&A about her journey to the top of the deal's world at one of the big four accounting firms, and about how her team has navigated a frenetic period for corporate matchups during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 1st, 2021

Market Extra: Corporate debt boom resumes as 2021 kicks off

Home Depot and John Deere are among a parade of U.S. investment-grade companies that seized on the first trading day in January to borrow in the corporate bond market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 4th, 2021

Stock market rally pauses, bonds edge higher on fears of second virus wave

World equity markets slid and safe-haven bonds climbed on Tuesday as rising concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections outweighed stronger economic data from China and upbeat corporate earnings in Europe......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 12th, 2020

Market Extra: Fed has made corporate-bond market ‘too big to fail,’ says Guggenheim’s Minerd

Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners says the Federal Reserve’s interventions to support the market for debt issued by highly rated corporations wouldn’t be allowed to seize up......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 11th, 2020

Market Extra: Apple borrows $8.5 billion, joins record corporate debt borrowing spree

Apple Inc’s massive cash pile didn’t stop the iPhone maker from adding to the bonanza of U.S. investment-grade companies borrowing in the bond market during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 4th, 2020

Market Extra: Boeing lands $25 billion debt deal

Embattled aircraft maker Boeing raised a stunning $25 billion in the corporate bond market at a much lower costs than it expected when its began marketing the bonds Thursday morning......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 30th, 2020

Virus Sell-Off Turns Bonds Into ‘Fallen Angels.’ Here’s Why Downgrades Matter

Being a fallen angel is not a good thing, whether in the Bible or the bond market. For investors, a fallen angel is a company that has been downgraded and lost its investment-grade debt ratings -- a fall that can have costly consequences. Downg.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 14th, 2020

Market Extra: How the Fed’s historic leap into buying corporate debt is working even before the purchases formally start

Highly rated U.S. companies are on a borrowing spree, loading up their balance sheets with cash, even before the Federal Reserve starts buying corporate debt to help soothe the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 3rd, 2020

Market Extra: Here’s how a Fed plan to support the corporate, municipal bond market would work

Investors say a new fiscal stimulus package discussed in Congress could allow the Federal Reserve to support broader corporate debt and municipal markets which have come under stress in recent weeks......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 22nd, 2020

Market Extra: Why are bonds failing to act like a safe-haven as stocks sell off ?

In the “everything has to go” sale sweeping through commodities, corporate debt, and equities, investors have seen the value of their usual sturdy government bonds buckle even as risk assets came under pressure in the past few trading sessions......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 18th, 2020

Corporate Debt Loads a Rising Risk as Virus Hits Economy

The numbers are enormous WASHINGTON (AP) — A gyrating stock market is seizing headlines as the coronavirus threa.....»»

Category: topSource: timeMar 11th, 2020

Market Extra: Here’s why cratering oil prices and the coronavirus outbreak will ripple beyond the U.S. junk-bond market

The corporate bond market is a huge source of capital for weaker, U.S. debt-laden energy companies, which is why plunging oil prices and the coronavirus are magnifying fears about broader cracks in corporate debt......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 9th, 2020

Market Extra: The coronavirus is making the weakest parts of the U.S. corporate debt boom wobble. Analysts say brace for things to get worse

The rapid spread of the coronavirus is dealing a blow to confidence in the biggest U.S. corporate debt boom on record, here’s why analysts think the pain likely gets worse......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 28th, 2020

Market Extra: Here are the risks to watch in the CLO market, says industry group made famous by ‘The Big Short’

A key trade group for participants in the CLO market says ‘vigilance is warranted’ over corporate debt boom in terms of protecting investors and the financial system, in first-of-a-kind paper......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 3rd, 2020

Market Extra: Why the record $1.2 trillion pile of junk-rated debt coming due is a worry

The next five years could get rough for companies that have a record amount of junk-rated corporate loans and bonds coming due, warns Moody’s Investors Service......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 24th, 2020

Market Extra: Here’s the 10 macro themes investors need to watch, says Guggenheim’s Minerd

Guggenheim’s global CIO Scott Minerd is warning that the U.S. economy could start to show signs of faltering and leave buyers of corporate debt vulnerable......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 21st, 2020

Market Extra: Emerging markets set to shine in yield-starved world, investors say

Investors are once again trumpeting higher yielding debt in emerging markets as a way to source income given interest rates are low to negative across U.S., Europe and Japan......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 22nd, 2019

Market Extra: America’s ‘fragile’ corporate debt pile faces a massive $4 trillion refinancing test, Oxford Economics warns

A slowing U.S. economy could put companies in jeopardy that already are grappling with lower profitability and higher leverage as they seek to refinance trillions worth of bonds that come due over the next five years.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 31st, 2019

Market Extra: Corporate bonds may be paying too little spread to offset fourth-quarter selloff risks

Investors may be accepting too little compensation on U.S. corporate bonds given growing concerns about the debt binge and recent red flags in the market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2019