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  • 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.

  • About those forecasts for bonds to drop… Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Calls for the bond market to drop this year have largely come to naught, and some analysts are now looking for gains.

  • One investor's junk (bond) another's treasure Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    One investor's junk (bond) another's treasure

    CNBC's Jeff Cox, and Michael Kastner, Halyard Asset Management, discuss why retail investors are steering clear of junk bonds while institutional money is buying.

  • Does corporate Asia face reckoning as rates rise? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    Corporate Asia has taken advantage of ultra-low interest rates, loading up on debt, but with rates set to rise, there may be risks ahead.

  • High-yield still worth owning: BlackRock pro Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    How low will yields go?

    Junk bonds remain a solid investment for the time being, BlackRock's Jim Keenan says.

  • What's driving low yield in US Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    What's driving low yield in US

    Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, discusses investing in Treasurys versus stocks and weighs in on the junk bonds selloff.

  • Why Wall Street is going back into junk Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is dipping back in to the junk bond market after the rout in high-yield corporates resulted in record outflows just a week ago.

  • Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the fall in junk bonds is raising questions about the health of equities.

  • Why ETFs may be the biggest bond worry Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Declining credit standards among bond issuers may be worrying, but the papers' buyers, especially ETFs, may also pose risks if liquidity dries up.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Aug. 1, 2014, in New York.

    Stocks could see a continued selloff, O'Neil Securities' Kenny Polcari says. But the shift is more about repositioning, says Citigroup's Suni Hartford.

  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • Bond investors dump the junk Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Speculative-grade debt was shunned by investors last week with new data showing that high-yield bond funds saw their largest outflows for over a year.

  • Why China hasn’t seen more defaults Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.

  • What Yellen said on junk bonds isn’t what markets heard Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Tech shares sold off Tuesday after Fed Chief Yellen said some valuations were "stretched," but similar comments on high-yield bonds got a yawn.