Junk Bonds


  • Investing in Bank Loans vs. High Yield Bonds     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Hunt For Yields in Junk Market     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    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.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    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.

  • The Move to Junk?     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox takes a look at the story behind junk bonds and what's driving the move to junk right now.

  • Fund Manager: You Need Bond Income and Risk Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    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.

  • Investors Wary of Stocks Are Flocking to Junk Bonds Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Corporate Bond

    "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.

  • Key Greek Bondholders Meet to Reconsider Debt Deal Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 6:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Soros Calls for ECB to Stop the Bond Run Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    George Soros

    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.

  • Fear and Loathing in the Euro Zone Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    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.

  • ECB Steps Up Purchases of Italian, Spanish Bonds Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC.

  • Bank on Bonds     Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Cheap Deals in Junk Bonds     Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Jeff Peskind, founder/CIO, Phoenix Investment Advisers joins discusses the struggle the junk bond market is having since the financial crisis.

  • Time to Ditch Junk Bonds?     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    A look at the opportunities and pitfalls of buying high yield bonds, with Matthew Freund, USAA Investment Management,and Brad Rogoff, Barclays Capital.

  • Buy Junk Bonds Now?     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Is now the time for investors to add high yield bonds to their portfolios? Insight with Brad Rogoff, Barclays Capital.

  • 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.