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  • High-yield still worth owning: BlackRock pro Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Junk bonds remain a solid investment for the time being, BlackRock's Jim Keenan says.

  • What's driving low yield in US  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, discusses investing in Treasurys versus stocks and weighs in on the junk bonds selloff.

  • Why Wall Street is going back into junk Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    Wall Street is dipping back in to the junk bond market after the rout in high-yield corporates resulted in record outflows just a week ago.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Investors worldwide pulled a record $11.4 billion out of high-yield junk bond funds and bailed out of stock funds at the most frantic pace in six months in the week ended Aug. 6, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.

  • *Areva's BBB- long term rating just one notch above junk. *Areva earnings guidance not in line with S&P assumptions. PARIS, Aug 7- French nuclear group Areva could find its investment grade credit rating under threat after warning of lower sales last week, which upset the assumptions of the only agency that rates its debt.

  • Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the fall in junk bonds is raising questions about the health of equities.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Wall Street banks have found a U.S. review of their junk-rated loans to have yielded similar results to last year, easing some concern among bankers about a crackdown on one of their most lucrative businesses.

  • Why ETFs may be the biggest bond worry Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Declining credit standards among bond issuers may be worrying, but the papers' buyers, especially ETFs, may also pose risks if liquidity dries up.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Aug. 1, 2014, in New York.

    Stocks could see a continued selloff, O'Neil Securities' Kenny Polcari says. But the shift is more about repositioning, says Citigroup's Suni Hartford.

  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • Bond investors dump the junk Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Speculative-grade debt was shunned by investors last week with new data showing that high-yield bond funds saw their largest outflows for over a year.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is pushing the managers of some municipal junk bond exchange-traded funds to ditch their mandate for passive management.

  • Why China hasn’t seen more defaults Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.

  • LONDON, July 17- Investment funds focused on emerging economies or high-yield debt may be unable to return investors' money promptly if turmoil hits markets, the Bank of England's financial stability chief warned on Thursday.

  • What Yellen said on junk bonds isn’t what markets heard Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Tech shares sold off Tuesday after Fed Chief Yellen said some valuations were "stretched," but similar comments on high-yield bonds got a yawn.

  • Don’t get too comfortable with low bond yields Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    So far this year, bond yields have thwarted forecasts they would rise, but many analysts are sticking with their calls for a march higher.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Prices on Puerto Rico debt drifted higher on Friday and trading of the junk-rated bonds slowed, calming some of the recent market turbulence inspired by the island's troubled power authority.

  • Are bond managers getting antsy? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:04 PM ET

    Markets have frustrated expectations for rising bond yields, but some bond managers are still antsy and are looking to protect their portfolios.

  • There are 'bubble-like conditions' in bonds: Pro  Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:17 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says there may be bubbles in some bond markets like junk bonds. He also explains why the Fed is "behind the curve" on inflation.

  • What taper tantrum? EM bonds return to peaks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    Emerging market bonds have been hot this year, erasing price falls following last year's "taper tantrum," but some say the rally may be getting old.