High-yield bonds, which typically lead stocks, are in the midst of a selloff. But traders say there's nothing to worry about.» Read More
CNBC's David Faber takes a look back at the collapse of Drexel Burnham 25 years ago.
Energy bonds took a hit from fears low oil prices would spur a surge in defaults, but most issuers should stay resilient, Goldman Sachs said.
MOSCOW, Feb 5- The rouble fell and shares declined on Thursday after oil dropped more than $1 per barrel on global markets and Standard& Poor's rating agency cut the ratings of some of Russia's top companies to junk. The downgrade came after S&P cut Russia's sovereign rating to junk last month, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade on...
LONDON, Feb 2- Russian debt insurance costs and yield spreads on sovereign dollar bonds are near six-year highs, surpassing those of countries such as Pakistan whose credit ratings are several notches lower. Russia is rated Baa3 by Moody's and BBB- by Fitch, their lowest investment-grade ratings, while Standard& Poor's cut its rating to a "junk" grade BB+ last week.
With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.
For investors nervous about falling oil prices and their effect on junk bonds issued by the energy industry, there are still some jewels amid the junk.
Petrobras could be declared in technical default if bondholders pursue efforts to force it to speed its assessment of losses in a giant scandal.
CNBC's David Faber reports on violent movements in some bond funds as concerns surface about possible high-yield contagion.
Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merk Investments, says markets are disconnected from fundamentals as risk premiums are compressed due to central banks' stimulus injections.
Emerging markets may be buffeted by a stronger U.S. dollar and lower commodity prices, but the segment's bonds still look like a good bet, analysts said.
S&P downgraded its rating on Italian debt down to 'BBB -'. Charles Diebel, head of Macro Strategy at Aviva Investors, says that unless there's a further downgrade, Italy doesn't need to worry.
Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.
How can prices for high-yield bonds be falling and prices for stocks rising, when they’ve traded so reliably in tandem in the past?
Not all junk bonds in the U.S. energy sector have come under fire during the rout in oil prices, as investors rotate their holdings across the market.
Add a new concern to the stable of high-yield bond risks: ownership of some companies' issuance has become concentrated with just a few fund managers.
After this month's market gyrations sent high-yield bond prices sharply lower, some analysts believe the air has come out of the market.
Gary Kaminsky of Morgan Stanley, provides his investment approach in unstable market conditions.
As yield-chasers move further out the risk spectrum, covenants on loans and bonds have loosened, but it isn't clear whether investors need to worry.
A simmering mix of a strong dollar and weak commodity prices may brew up trouble for junk bond ETFs with a hefty weighting in materials companies.
High-yield bonds offer compelling valuations and better fundamentals following the selloff since mid-year, Pimco said in a note Thursday.