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  • NEW YORK, March 8- Stocks "can go up five, ten percent, maybe" despite a slowing U.S. economy, BlackRock Inc's chief investment officer of global fixed income Rick Rieder said on Tuesday. The market's negative attitude towards the high-yield corporate debt market- relatively to higher-grade debt- has also created an investment opportunity, Rieder said at a...

  • Street Explained: Cues from the junk bond market

    In an exclusive video for CNBC Pro subscribers, Bob Pisani explains the implications of the rally in junk bond market and what it means for stocks and the overall economy.

  • High yield: worth the risk?

    Andrew Lee of UBS Wealth Management discusses the high-yield market and his overweight position on it.

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Cyprus might soon be excluded from the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme because its credit rating is below investment grade and it is likely to exit its bailout programme at the end of March, an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday. Cyprus is expected to conclude its bailout programme without maintaining a precautionary credit line,...

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Cyprus is at risk of being excluded from the European Central Bank's sovereign bond buying as its credit rating is below investment grade and it will likely exit its bailout programme at the end of March, an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday. Cyprus is expected to conclude its bailout programme at the end of the month and is able to fund itself after...

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    Moody's has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk.

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia needs to adapt its budget to lower oil prices, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday after credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service warned Moscow it might downgrade the country's sovereign debt rating further into junk territory. The agency said on Friday that it placed Russia's Ba1 debt rating on review for downgrade,...

  • DUBAI, March 5- Moody's Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances. Moody's also put the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar on review for downgrades- countries which are widely seen in the debt...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Investors poured nearly $5 billion into riskier U.S.-based high-yield "junk" bond funds during the week that ended March 2, the largest inflows into these funds on record, according to data from Lipper on Thursday. It was the group's largest seven-day haul since at least 1992, when Lipper's record-keeping began, after prices on high yield bonds...

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    Using Kensho, a quantitative tool used by hedge funds, CNBC Pro found the best-performing securities after big junk bond rallies.

  • 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.