*Puerto Rico bonds rise in secondary trade. NEW YORK, March 11- Puerto Rico on Tuesday sold $3.5 billion of junk-rated bonds at a surprisingly low tax-free interest rate under 9 percent, which was still high enough to tempt investors to snap up the bonds despite the Caribbean island's difficult cash position.» Read More
Investors are pouring money back into high yield, or junk bonds, as they prepare for a long and winding low interest rate environment, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus CEO and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, discuss April factory orders, the European crisis and the state of the U.S. recession.
Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates portfolio manager, explains why he is still bullish on stocks, ahead of Friday's jobs report.
Greece and Spain's growing debt problems could become the next big blow to the European markets, as rating agency Egan-Jones downgrades Spain's debt rating into junk territory. Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, weighs in.
Gary Kaminsky, Capital Markets editor weighs in on junk bonds, muni funds and ETFs.
Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital CEO, discusses the outlook on bonds and what he hope to hear from the Fed's Bernanke on interest rates.
Mark Okada, Highland Capital Management co-founder & CIO, takes a look at the fundamentals of credit issuers, and explains why it's time to rotate into bank loans as a risk reward strategy.
So many investors are hunting for yields in the junk bond market, there may not be enough supply to keep up with demand. A strategy for finding opportunities, with Jim Casey, JPMorgan.
U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.
CNBC's Jeff Cox takes a look at the story behind junk bonds and what's driving the move to junk right now.
With Treasury yields low and the stock market volatile, high-yield bonds have made a comeback. One fund manager says the best portfolio offers a mix of bonds providing income with riskier bonds providing gains.
"You have a backdrop where there's a lot of money that wants to get better return, but people are not willing to take the risk of going all the way into stocks," says an investment strategist.
Representatives of Greece's private sector bondholders will meet Wednesday to discuss how and whether to continue talks on a bond swap after the EU toughened its demands, a person close to the investors said.
Billionaire investor George Soros believes the euro zone bond market is facing a similar situation to the banking system in 2008 and wants the European Central Bank to step in to stop a self-fulfilling crisis of confidence.
A positive feedback loop between banks and weak sovereigns is emerging, with a potentially calamitous effect on the euro zone and the global economy, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.
The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC.
The junk market is in for a flurry of deals, according to Kevin Lockhart, Jefferies & Co. global head of leveraged finance origination and CNBC's Kate Kelly discussing private equity.
Jeff Peskind, founder/CIO, Phoenix Investment Advisers joins discusses the struggle the junk bond market is having since the financial crisis.
A look at the opportunities and pitfalls of buying high yield bonds, with Matthew Freund, USAA Investment Management,and Brad Rogoff, Barclays Capital.
Is now the time for investors to add high yield bonds to their portfolios? Insight with Brad Rogoff, Barclays Capital.
The downgrade is silly and is a downgrade of the U.S. dollar, not U.S. bonds, according to Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital, who discusses low yields on Treasurys.