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  • Nov 18- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said he is betting against high-yield bonds, as he sees a bubble among companies that have overborrowed recently, and expects the dollar to keep rallying into next year. The 79- year-old investor said he thinks insurer American International Group, whose problems helped fuel the 2008 financial crisis, is...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Gregory Peters, who helps manage more than $565 billion of assets at Prudential Fixed Income, said he is favoring investment-grade financial sector bonds and higher-quality junk bonds, as the Federal Reserve prepares to end its long tease of the markets and raise benchmark interest rates. Peters, a senior investment officer who runs the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Top BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Rick Rieder said on Tuesday that he still saw value in emerging markets and high-yield debt despite fears that a tighter U.S. monetary policy could trim prices further. "The one area I do like- the emerging market sovereigns- I usually don't get met with a lot of consensus on that one," Rieder said, speaking in New York...


  • LONDON, Nov 10- Debt default rates among emerging market companies could hit 7 percent by the end of 2016, almost double this year's levels, because of a tougher global funding backdrop, according to investment bank Barclays. In a note received on Tuesday, Barclays said the trailing 12- month default rate for junk-rated emerging market companies now stands at...

  • Nov 5- Banks' exposure to junk-rated companies and the oil and gas sector remains high, according to an annual report on loan quality by U.S. bank regulators released Thursday. The regulators gave a negative classification to $372.6 billion out of $3.9 trillion in loans impacted by the review, or 9.5 percent of the loans. Classified loans increased 9.4 percent...


  • Asian high-yield issuance in the September quarter fell 70 percent from a year earlier to $800 million, according to Moody's.

  • Junk bond market betting big against Fed rate hike Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    Exchange-traded funds that track high-yield bond indexes have been the beneficiaries of a cash surge in recent weeks.

  • Companies' mad dash for debt hitting record levels Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Corporate office towers

    U.S. companies not only are issuing more debt than ever, they're also extending it to duration never seen before.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 15- Fitch Ratings on Thursday cut Brazil's credit rating to the brink of junk, warning the country could soon lose its coveted investment grade rating as government finances deteriorate amid a prolonged recession and persistent political uncertainty. Fitch cut Brazil's rating to BBB-minus from BBB. Fitch's decision comes little more than a...

  • Fitch cuts Brazil rating, says investment grade at risk Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Oct 15- Fitch Ratings on Thursday cut Brazil's credit rating to the brink of junk, warning the country could soon lose its coveted investment grade rating as government finances deteriorate amid a prolonged recession. Fitch cut Brazil's rating to BBB-minus from BBB. It left a negative outlook on the new rating, suggesting another downgrade is...

  • BlackRock: Why bonds are better than stocks Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Government bond markets sell off, bond rout continues German bund

    BlackRock's Jeff Rosenberg explains why bonds are a better bet.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach, widely followed for his investment calls, warned after a weak non-farm payrolls report on Friday that the U.S. equity market as well as other risk markets including high-yield "junk" bonds face another round of selling pressure. "The reason the markets aren't going lower is people are holding and...

  • There's a new bond trading player on Wall Street Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Electronic market Liquidnet opens a dark pool to trade bonds.

  • High yield market 'canary in the coal mine': Pro Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    High yield market 'canary in the coal mine': Pro

    David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff, shares his outlook on the credit space and where he is finding opportunity in the fixed income space.

  • Traders are pricing Glencore bonds like junk Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 9:55 PM ET

    Traders have started to quote prices for Glencore debt in a manner normally associated with lower-quality paper, the FT reports.

  • A $1.2 trillion income bet on verge of disaster Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    The bond market liquidity bubble has been lurking under everyone’s radar, and eventually it's going to pop, threatening the global economy.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 24- Chicago is poised to issue more than $2.7 billion of debt amid warnings that its core credit ratings could be downgraded depending on the outcome of the city's fiscal 2016 budget. Moody's Investors Service, which dropped Chicago's rating to junk in May, withheld comment until a final budget is enacted. Additionally, Chicago is betting the...

  • Sept 17- Moody's Investors Service cut the credit rating of Ferguson, Missouri to "junk" status on Thursday, citing its sharply deteriorating finances following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white policeman in the city in August 2014. The rating agency said the seven-notch downgrade of Ferguson's general obligation rating, to Ba1 from Aa3, was due to a "...