Junk Bonds


  • King of Bonds on Downgrade     Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    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.

  • US AAA in Peril: States Impact     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:36 PM ET

    States with more federal workers are now on credit watch, says Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co.

  • Markets to Keep Pressure on Italy; ECB Only Hope? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Markets are likely to keep up the pressure on Italy and Spain and the European Central Bank seems to be the only authority that could act quickly, analysts told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Distressed Debt Deals Set to Follow Stress Tests Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:07 AM ET

    Bankers believe that an additional disclosure requirement, relating to previously unpublished details of banks’ credit exposures, could trigger approaches for credit portfolios from specialist buyers. The FT reports.

  • Ireland's Bonds Downgraded     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Moody's downgrading Ireland's bonds to junk status.

  • Ireland Downgrade, QE3, & the Markets     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Discussing Ireland's junk bond status; the possibility of additional asset purchases and its impact on the markets, with Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management, and Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital.

  • Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:13 AM ET
    Amid tear gas, demonstrators hold a banner reading 'NO' during clashes with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament.

    The Greek Parliament has voted to back a package of deep spending cuts that should go some way in clearing a  path for  a second bailout for the country.

  • Martin Wolf: Why Austerity Alone Risks a Disaster Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 3:35 AM ET
    A protester wears national flags on her hand as she protests at Syntagma square.

    Enjoy the coming slump. That is not what the Bank for International Settlements says to the US and other over-indebted economies. But it is what its latest annual report implies, writes FT columnist Martin Wolf.

  • Investors Bail on High Yield     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Analysis of the increase in fund outflows and what it indicates about the economy, with Kevin Lockhart, Jefferies.

  • High Yield Hunters     Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Seeking investment opportunities in junk bonds, with Michael Weilheimer, Eaton Vance Management.

  • High Yield Hunters     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Discussing the merits of high yield bonds and where to find them, with Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Adviser founder/CIO.

  • Financial Repression Coming?     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Mohamed El-Erian, the co-CEO of the world's largest bond fund, is warning that financial repression- meaning that the government will keep interest rates abnormally low- is coming to America with higher inflation. Is he right? Mark Perry, University of Michigan, and Matthew Slaughter, Tuck School of Business, discuss.

  • Time to Ditch Junk Bonds?     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    Evaluating risk/reward when buying high yield bonds, with Gershon Distenfeld, Alliance Bernstein and Brad Rogoff, Barclays Capital.

  • Europe Situation 'Does Not Look Good': Mobius Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    Commodity prices are in an upward trend despite the dramatic falls witnessed in recent days, and will rise in US dollar terms over the longer term, while the situation in Europe "does not look good," Templeton Emerging Markets Executive Chairman Mark Mobius told CNBC in an interview.

  • Post-Bernanke Bond Strategy     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing high yield bond strategies with James Keenan, BlackRock head of leveraged finance.

  • Hunt for Yield: How Fed Pushes Investors Into Risky Assets Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    The Fed's monetary easing has caused a domino effect in the markets: As investors crowd into the riskier asset classes, they pull returns down, making it even harder to meet yield targets.

  • Hunt for Yield: Junk Bonds     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche on the frustrating hunt for higher yields and risks some investors are willing to take to get it.

  • Hunt for Yield     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports some investor are turning to junk bonds in a frustrating search for higher returns.

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