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  • NEW YORK, March 2- Mutual fund investors charged back into the riskiest debt in the latest week, according to data released Wednesday by the Investment Company Institute, delivering high-yield bond funds their first weekly inflows since Nov 4. Junk bond funds took in $1.4 billion during the latest week, according to ICI, ending a 15- week streak of outflows that...

  • Trading Nation: Dash for junk?

    Erin Gibbs of S&P Investment Advisory and Max Wolff of Manhattan Venture Partners discuss junk bonds with Melissa Lee.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $2.7 BLN INFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER $65 MLN INFLOW THE WEEK BEFORE- LIPPER.

  • In December Moody's and Standard& Poor's lowered the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma company's credit rating further into junk territory as crude oil lingered around $30 a barrel, a price that severely saps the cash flow of U.S. shale operators. As of Feb. 24, Chesapeake said it had received requests to post about $220 million in collateral, of which it posted...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 24- Moody's Investors Services on Wednesday became the third major rating agency to downgrade Brazil's debt to junk, cutting its rating by two notches to Ba2, as the former emerging market star sinks deeper into the worst recession in decades. Moody's said the outlook for Brazil's issuer and bond ratings was negative due to the prospect of further...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 24- The Brazilian real underperformed weaker Latin American currencies on Wednesday after Moody's Investors Services became the latest ratings agency to cut the country's debt rating to junk, downgrading it Market reaction was somewhat muted as many investors were prepared for a third downgrade after Standard& Poor's and Fitch Ratings...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 24- Moody's Investors Services on Wednesday became the third major rating agency to downgrade Brazil's debt to junk, cutting its rating by two notches to Ba2, as the former emerging market star sinks deeper into the worst recession in decades. Moody's said the outlook for Brazil's issuer and bond ratings was negative due to the prospect of further...

  • *S&P cut Bahrain below investment grade last week. *New offer shows Bahrain retains access to credit markets. Last Thursday, Bahrain cancelled a $750 million bond sale after Standard& Poor's cut the kingdom by two notches to' BB/B', making Bahrain the first of the wealthy Gulf oil exporters to fall below investment grade in the current downturn.

  • BOSTON, Feb 19- U.S. ratings agency Standard& Poor's warned on Friday it may cut the credit rating of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises to junk status after the portfolio absorbed heavy commodity sector losses in the last few months. The news weighed on Icahn Enterprises' stock price, pushing it down nearly 11 percent in afternoon trading to...

  • BOSTON, Feb 19- U.S. ratings agency Standard& Poor's warned on Friday it may cut the credit rating of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises to junk status because the portfolio had suffered heavy losses in the last few months. The news hurt shares of Icahn Enterprises, which were down 5.7 percent in afternoon trading at $51.73.

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Bahrain's government cancelled a $750 million bond sale on Thursday after Standard& Poor's downgraded its rating of the kingdom's debt to junk status, underlining the financial pressures on Gulf states in an era of cheap oil prices. Late on Tuesday, Bahrain launched a $750 million, two-part bond sale at the tighter end of its pricing guidance,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must juggle the conflicting demands of voters and credit rating agencies next week in his first budget since he returned to the post, charged with restoring confidence in the nation's economic management. With South Africa threatened by ratings downgrades to "junk" status, presenting the...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Standard& Poor's downgraded Brazil's credit rating deeper into junk territory on Wednesday, citing its failure to curb its fiscal deficit, in a surprise blow to President Dilma Rousseff`s bid to haul the economy out of its worst recession in decades. S&P cut Brazil's sovereign credit rating to BB from BB+ with a negative outlook, just five months...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 17- Standard& Poor's downgraded Brazil's credit rating deeper into junk territory on Wednesday, highlighting the challenges facing President Dilma Rousseff, who is trying to regain investors' trust and pull Latin America's largest economy out of recession. S&P cut Brazil's sovereign credit rating to BB from BB+ with a negative outlook, just five...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- A top portfolio manager at BlackRock Inc said his fund recently added exposure to European junk bonds, adding that "widespread pessimism" in markets has created new investment opportunities. The European high-yield market has grown attractive in part because of its limited exposure to volatile energy companies, according to Michael...

  • BLACKROCK MULTI-ASSET FUND MANAGER MICHAEL FREDERICKS SAYS RECENTLY ADDED EXPOSURE TO EUROPEAN HIGH-YIELD BONDS.

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    John Paulson is in the final stages of readying a new fund to tap the next big distressed debt play, sources tell CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Dozens of large U.S. hedge funds are more highly leveraged than the Third Avenue junk-bond mutual fund that collapsed last year, the federal office monitoring the financial system said on Wednesday. The Office of Financial Research analyzed quarterly reports that advisers for hedge funds with at least $500 million in assets under...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Jeffrey Gundlach, the widely followed investor who runs DoubleLine Capital, repeated a December warning on Monday that the dramatic slowdown in global growth will trigger a collapse in some credit funds, saying that the high-yield "junk" bond market still has not hit bottom. The VIX, known as Wall Street's fear gauge, has not touched 40 since late...

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS POST $41 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, REVERSING INFLOWS OF $883 MLN PREVIOUS WEEK- LIPPER.