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  • What Fed rate hike means for high-yield bonds Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    What Fed rate hike means for high-yield bonds

    Gershon Distenfeld, director of High Yield at AllianceBernstein, says high-yield bonds may see short-lived volatility when the Fed begins raising interest rates.

  • This list of 'junk' companies keeps getting longer Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    The bottom of the corporate debt barrel is getting more crowded.

  • Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof

    Luigi Zingales, co-author of Saving Capitalism and a professor at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, says he would consider high-yield bonds for his pension, despite the risk.

  • Bill Gross: Six conditions for a bond crisis Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Bill Gross thinks conditions are ripe for a liquidity crisis, and he points a finger at his old firm for its potential to be at the center of the storm.

  • Icahn right on debt, wrong on stocks: Strategists Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:28 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn is right to sound alarm bells about high-yield debt, but stocks have not yet entered the danger zone, strategists tell CNBC.

  • High-yield bond market not at risk: Pimco CIO Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Mark Kiesel, Pimco

    Here's why Pimco's Mark Kiesel doesn't see a risk right now for the high-yield bond market and why he still likes housing.

  • Is it time to get out of junk bonds? Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 8:30 PM ET
    Savings bonds

    Yield chasers have plowed into junk bonds, but with rate hikes looking increasingly likely, it may be time to head for the exit, analysts said.

  • Huge growth in China’s money funds poses risk Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 2:43 AM ET

    China's online money market funds have transformed how millions of Chinese invest their savings, but some see red flags. The FT reports.

  • Hunt for returns forces funds into EM debt Saturday, 13 Jun 2015 | 1:50 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Record low rates are forcing pension funds and other conservative institutional investors into risky emerging markets, analysts say. The FT reports.

  • Traders in the 10-year bond options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade signal orders.

    If calamity breaks out in the corporate bond market, it's largely mom and pop investors who may end up calling the shots.

  • Risk looms for bond fund investors Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:38 PM ET

    If interest rates rise too quickly, spooked mutual fund investors could set off a liquidity trap in the corporate bond market.

  • Get used to it: Interest rates are heading higher Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Bond traders at CME Group

    After ripping higher, U.S. Treasury yields could be set for a pullback, but it could be temporary.

  • ATHENS, June 10- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's downgraded Greece's sovereign rating deeper into junk territory on Wednesday, questioning whether its debt is sustainable after the government delayed a payment to the International Monetary Fund. Greece exercised its right to group all its payments to the IMF due in June and pay them before the end of the month.

  • Hair-raising bond rout leads to capitulation Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    A trader takes orders at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    This week's quick spike in bond yields appears to have abated, and some strategists believe the sudden, rapid runup in yields is over—for now.

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Troubled British retailer Tesco has hired HSBC to explore a sale of its South Korean operations, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The supermarket group, whose credit rating was cut to "junk" status by Moody's and S&P in January, is battling to recover from an accounting scandal and reverse market...

  • Bond yields scream higher, give eerie glimpse of future Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:06 PM ET

    The wild breakout in German yields is rocking global debt markets, giving a glimpse of a world of higher interest rates.

  • Moody's cuts Chicago credit rating to 'junk' Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Moody's cuts Chicago credit rating to 'junk'

    Chicago debt was downgraded by Moody's to "junk" level. CNBC's Kate Rogers explains.

  • Everyone's looking for yield: Kamen Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Everyone's looking for yield: Kamen

    Have negative bond yields forced investors to seek returns from riskier assets like equities and junk bonds? Ken Kamen, president at Mercadien Asset Management, weighs in.

  • Puerto Rico not for faint of heart: Muni pro Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET
    Public water utility workers fix a pipe in Old San Juan. The island-territory of the United States is on the brink of a debt crisis as lending has skyrocketed in the last decade with the government issuing municipal bonds mostly to finance pensions.

    Jeffrey Gundlach recently doubled his investment in Puerto Rico's debt, but that's no reason for the average investor to jump in, a bond pro said.

  • If nobody likes bonds, who’s buying? Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 6:53 PM ET

    It's a conundrum: bonds aren't likely to win a popularity contest any time soon, but analysts don't expect investor demand will slack off.