Luigi Zingales, co-author of Saving Capitalism and a professor at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, says he would consider high-yield bonds for his pension, despite the risk.» Read More
MOSCOW, Jan 14- Russia's finance minister called on Wednesday for a cut in planned spending to weather an economic crisis, warning of a more than $45 billion drop in revenues this year if the average oil price is $50 a barrel. Adding to the gloom, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said there was a "pretty high" chance Russia's credit rating would be downgraded to junk...
LONDON, Jan 9- The downgrading of Tesco's debt to "junk" status could limit its bargaining power on asset sales as well as symbolising the decline in fortunes of Britain's biggest retailer. That spoiled a day when Tesco's shares had risen as much as 15 percent after the grocer reported Christmas trading that was not as bad as feared and investors welcomed plans...
LONDON, Jan 9- The downgrading of Tesco's debt to "junk" status could limit its negotiating power on potential asset sales as Britain's biggest retailer embarks on the long-awaited recovery plan designed to reverse its sliding fortunes. The move marks another fall from grace for Britain's biggest private employer, a staple of British pension funds that was...
SHANGHAI, Jan 8- The Shanghai Stock Exchange banned individuals from investing in bonds privately issued by small and medium enterprises, the latest in a series of steps to tighten regulatory control of the high-yield, high-risk fixed income market. The SME bond market was launched in early 2012 in order to help develop China's wider bond market and to provide...
For investors nervous about falling oil prices and their effect on junk bonds issued by the energy industry, there are still some jewels amid the junk.
Petrobras could be declared in technical default if bondholders pursue efforts to force it to speed its assessment of losses in a giant scandal.
CNBC's David Faber reports on violent movements in some bond funds as concerns surface about possible high-yield contagion.
Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merk Investments, says markets are disconnected from fundamentals as risk premiums are compressed due to central banks' stimulus injections.
Emerging markets may be buffeted by a stronger U.S. dollar and lower commodity prices, but the segment's bonds still look like a good bet, analysts said.
S&P downgraded its rating on Italian debt down to 'BBB -'. Charles Diebel, head of Macro Strategy at Aviva Investors, says that unless there's a further downgrade, Italy doesn't need to worry.
Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.
How can prices for high-yield bonds be falling and prices for stocks rising, when they’ve traded so reliably in tandem in the past?
Not all junk bonds in the U.S. energy sector have come under fire during the rout in oil prices, as investors rotate their holdings across the market.
Add a new concern to the stable of high-yield bond risks: ownership of some companies' issuance has become concentrated with just a few fund managers.
After this month's market gyrations sent high-yield bond prices sharply lower, some analysts believe the air has come out of the market.
Gary Kaminsky of Morgan Stanley, provides his investment approach in unstable market conditions.
As yield-chasers move further out the risk spectrum, covenants on loans and bonds have loosened, but it isn't clear whether investors need to worry.
A simmering mix of a strong dollar and weak commodity prices may brew up trouble for junk bond ETFs with a hefty weighting in materials companies.
High-yield bonds offer compelling valuations and better fundamentals following the selloff since mid-year, Pimco said in a note Thursday.
Even though interest rates in Europe are widely expected to stay in negative territory for a while, some analysts are still finding yield plays.