NEW YORK— Fitch Ratings Service downgraded Alcoa's credit rating to "junk" status on Friday, saying it thinks the company's leverage will stay high and aluminum prices and profitability will remain low. High levels of aluminum supplies have hurt Alcoa's prices, and the company has repeatedly cut its smelting capacity in response.» Read More
Moody's announces its decision on Portugal's credit standing later on Friday under a new EU-regulated schedule of rating reviews. Standard& Poor's will release its assessment on Portugal on Jan. 17 and while many market participants say an upgrade of Portugal's "junk" status was unlikely, they expected both Moody's and S&P to raise their outlooks.
Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Adviser, says if you need income, junk bonds have the lowest interest rate sensitivity of any bond class.
LONDON, Dec 6- Crowded junk corporate bond markets may be most vulnerable to what could be the main outlying risk of 2014: a Federal Reserve that is slow to withdraw monetary stimulus and forced to play catch-up.
SYDNEY, Dec 6- Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott spurned a plea for help from Qantas Airways Ltd on Friday, saying subsidising the embattled airline would be "a bottomless pit" as its credit rating was relegated to junk status.
NEW DELHI, Dec 6- A recovery in the rupee is giving India's Finance Minister P. Chidambaram rare relief in his battle against a threatened credit rating downgrade to junk status by reducing pressure on the government's subsidy bill.
*Airline expects H1 loss of A $250 million- A $300 million. SYDNEY, Dec 6- Embattled Qantas Airways Ltd was relegated to junk status by credit rating agency Standard& Poor's on Friday, a day after the Australian carrier issued a shock loss warning that sent its shares to a 16- month low.
Nov 14- Fitch Ratings said on Thursday it may soon strip heavily indebted Puerto Rico of its investment grade credit rating, threatening to tag the U.S. territory as the largest municipal bond issuer to date to tumble into junk bond territory.
Nov 14- Fitch Ratings on Thursday said it may cut heavily indebted Puerto Rico's main credit rating to junk-bond status. A leading Wall Street credit ratings group, Fitch said it had placed the Caribbean island's BBB-minus general obligation bond rating on negative watch and expected to clarify the status of its rating by the end of June.
PARIS, Nov 4- Loss-making telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to raise 955 million euros from shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond to cut debt and drive what its boss has called a last-ditch effort to save the group.
Sales of European non-investment grade debt to the U.S. have hit a record high this year, despite the continued issues in the euro zone. There are several key reasons why this is happening.
Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, explains why he expects to see "much more carnage" in the high yield bonds market going forward.
Jim Casey, JPMorgan, discusses the $9 billion outflow from fixed income and reveals when he expects to see a turnaround in the bond market.
Fred Eckert, founding partner and CIO of Phoenix Star Capital, discusses his bankruptcy at the height of the financial crisis and why now is the good time for him to re-enter the market.
Jeff Peskind, founder and CIO at Phoenix Investment Adviser, talks about how the rise of Treasurys will impact high yield bonds and explains that when interest rates increase, the best place to be in is credit.
Robbert Van Batenburg, Newedge, and Tim Gramatovich, Peritus Asset Management, discuss whether assets will continue to inflow into "fixed-income-like" instruments when the Fed begins to implement its tapering program.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase; and Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, provide an in-depth look at where affluent investors are finding returns amid economic uncertainty.
Jason Brady, MD & Head of Fixed Income at Thornburg Investment Management, says the current dynamics are showing a lot more risks than rewards.
John Bader, Halcyon Asset Management chairman shares his investment strategies on investing in fixed income.
Slovenia borrowed $3.5 billion on international markets on Thursday to shore up its ailing banks and stave off a bailout, bouncing back to finish an issue it had aborted two days earlier after Moody's cut its credit rating to junk.
Despite talk of the so-called "great rotation" out of bonds and into equities, high yield debt market issuances are at record quarterly high.