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  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    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.

  • How to pick junk-bond jewels despite oil's slide Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    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 bondholders to push for default Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 8:59 PM ET

    Petrobras could be declared in technical default if bondholders pursue efforts to force it to speed its assessment of losses in a giant scandal.

  • Low oil hits high-yield bonds Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    Low oil hits high-yield bonds

    CNBC's David Faber reports on violent movements in some bond funds as concerns surface about possible high-yield contagion.

  • Behind the disconnect between stocks and fundamentals Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:18 PM ET
    Behind the disconnect between stocks and fundamentals

    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.

  • Why a stronger dollar may not bite EM bonds Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Italy: A further downgrade would be a problem Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Italy: A further downgrade would be a problem

    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.

  • Will low oil prices push Venezuela toward default? Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.

  • Near-perfect sell signal says stocks should drop Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    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?

  • Refinery and pipeline junk debt outshines Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Pipeline construction in Oklahoma

    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.

  • New junk bond risk: It matters who owns what Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Has the junk bond bubble deflated? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 PM ET

    After this month's market gyrations sent high-yield bond prices sharply lower, some analysts believe the air has come out of the market.

  • Balanced approach in volatile markets Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Balanced approach in volatile markets

    Gary Kaminsky of Morgan Stanley, provides his investment approach in unstable market conditions.

  • Who’s afraid of bond defaults? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Why the strong dollar may sink junk bonds Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Pimco declares end to high-yield selloff Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 9:54 PM ET

    High-yield bonds offer compelling valuations and better fundamentals following the selloff since mid-year, Pimco said in a note Thursday.

  • Don't fight the ECB: Is there yield in Europe? Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Even though interest rates in Europe are widely expected to stay in negative territory for a while, some analysts are still finding yield plays.

  • Reading the moves in the junk bond market Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Reading the moves in the junk bond market

    Viktor Hjort, Head of Asia Fixed Income Research at Morgan Stanley, says the widening spread between high-yield bonds and the U.S. Treasuries indicate that markets are seeing a correction.

  • Should you buy bad bank loans? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Should you buy bad bank loans?

    Zak Summerscale, CIO for European high yield ay Babson Capital, says that there are some "great opportunities" in the high yield market - such as buying loans from European bad banks.

  • Is the long-expected high-yield selloff under way? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    The selloff in high-yield bond ETFs last week has revived fears that the sector may be headed for a bruising.