CHICAGO, May 27- Strong investor demand pushed yields lower for $674 million of Chicago bonds priced on Wednesday, but the city continued to pay a penalty for its shaky finances. Carole Brown, Chicago's CFO, said the four bond issues attracted $6 billion in orders. On May 12, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk, due to an Illinois...» Read More
CNBC's Jeff Cox, and Michael Kastner, Halyard Asset Management, discuss why retail investors are steering clear of junk bonds while institutional money is buying.
Corporate Asia has taken advantage of ultra-low interest rates, loading up on debt, but with rates set to rise, there may be risks ahead.
Junk bonds remain a solid investment for the time being, BlackRock's Jim Keenan says.
Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, discusses investing in Treasurys versus stocks and weighs in on the junk bonds selloff.
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.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the fall in junk bonds is raising questions about the health of equities.
Declining credit standards among bond issuers may be worrying, but the papers' buyers, especially ETFs, may also pose risks if liquidity dries up.
Stocks could see a continued selloff, O'Neil Securities' Kenny Polcari says. But the shift is more about repositioning, says Citigroup's Suni Hartford.
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.
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.
Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.
Tech shares sold off Tuesday after Fed Chief Yellen said some valuations were "stretched," but similar comments on high-yield bonds got a yawn.
So far this year, bond yields have thwarted forecasts they would rise, but many analysts are sticking with their calls for a march higher.
Markets have frustrated expectations for rising bond yields, but some bond managers are still antsy and are looking to protect their portfolios.
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.
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.
Yields on high-yield bonds already don't live up to their name, but some believe they could fall further despite expectations interest rates will rise.
Some of the biggest investors have started to pull back from riskier fixed-income assets even as the Federal Reserve keeps on a green light for risk.
While crying, "Bubble!" has been a cottage industry for some pundits, you can argue that high yield is starting to look, well, bubbly.
Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.