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Dec 31
2010

Mixed year for corporate bond sales

Posted by Stephen Taub in junk bondsDealscorporate bondsCashborrowing

Stephen Taub

Global sales of corporate bonds fell 18 percent to $3.19 trillion in 2010, according to Bloomberg.

However, companies whose credit ratings are below investment grade went on a borrowing binge. Junk bond issuance surged by 74 percent, to $367 billion in 2010, according to Bloomberg.

Nov 29
2010

What, me worry? Surge in new unsecured bonds

Posted by Stephen Taub in unsecured debtRiskjunk bondsdebt crisisdebtcovenantscorporate bondsCash

Stephen Taub

The European debt crisis is rocking the global stock markets, many debt markets as well as the Euro.

But one market that seems to be immune from the growing volatility is the market for riskier US corporate bonds.

Jul 23
2010

S&P: Junk default rate to plummet to 2.8 percent

Posted by Stephen Taub in Standard & Poor'sspeculative-gradeRiskjunk bondsjunkdebtCash

Stephen Taub

Here is yet another sign the economy is in better shape than the skeptics think it is...maybe.

Standard & Poor's said it expects the US corporate speculative-grade default rate to plummet to 2.8 percent for the 12-months ending June 2011. This is less than the current rate of 5.9 percent.

Jun 30
2010

Signs of a junk bond revival

Posted by mcole in junk bondsjunkhigh yield bondsDealscredit-rating agenciesCreditCash

mcole

High-yield bonds are slowly recovering from the fallout related to the European sovereign debt crisis.

Junk bond mutual funds saw inflows of $1.39 billion in the week ended June 28, according to data provided by Thomson Reuters. It's the second week in a row of inflows. Prior to that there were only outflows since the end of April.

Jun 22
2010

Fitch: Junk default rate below 1 percent

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskjunk bondshigh yield bondsFitchdefault ratedefaultDeals

Stephen Taub

So much for those dire forecasts calling for massive defaults of junk bonds.

Fitch Ratings says the pace of high yield defaults has slowed so dramatically in 2010 they have even defied the most optimistic forecasts.

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