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Category Archives: High Yield Debt

Mauldin: The Bonfire Burns On

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, “Life invests itself with inevitable conditions, which the unwise seek to dodge, which one and another brags that he does not know, that they do not touch him; but the brag is on his lips, the conditions are in his soul. If he escapes them in one part they […]

2nd Largest Gunmaker Nears Default As Americans Buy Fewer Firearms Post-Obama

2017 has seen the biggest drop in American firearms sales in history. After 8 years of almost incessant rises in NICS Firearms Checks (a proxy for 'legal' arms sales) under President Obama… source: NICS 2017 has seen a considerable drop (year-to-date) – the biggest on NICS records… source: NICS This sudden drop in demand after […]

Bill Blain: “Stock Markets Don’t Matter; The Great Crash Of 2018 Will Start In The Bond Market”

Blain’s Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners The Great Crash of 2018? Look to the bond markets to trigger Mayhem! I had the impression the markets had pretty much battened down for rest of 2017 – keen to protect this year’s gains. Wrong again. It seems there is another up-step. After the […]

Emerging Market Junk Debt Issuance Surges To New Record As The “Search For Yield” Intensifies

It seems that the never-ending “thirst for yield” from the world’s massive pension funds, combined with the ever-present “cash on the sidelines” problem, is driving the creation of yet another global financial bubble in emerging market junk bonds.  Alas, as the FT points out today, the world’s largest fixed income investors can’t seem to get […]

Stockman Warns “Mind The Junk” – This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Capitalism

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The financial system is loaded with anomalies, deformations and mispricings – outcomes which would never occur on an honest free market. For example, the junk bond yield at just 2% in Europe is now below that of the "risk-free" US treasury bond owing solely to the depredations of the ECB. Indeed, […]

Junk Bond ETFs Have Rough Two Weeks: Deals Pulled, Outflows Rise

Submitted by Mish Shedlock Volatility has returned, at least in the junk bond market. JNK, the Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, and HYG, the iShares High Yield Bond ETF, both had the steepest decline in three months. Is this another buy the dip opportunity, or is risk avoidance about to take hold? Cracks Widen Reuters […]

In Bizarre Warning JPMorgan Says “Beware The Shadow World” As “Speed Of Asset Rally Is Scary”

While the Fed may still be confused by the lack of inflation, if only in the “real economy”, if not in financial assets, increasingly more analysts have realized that what the Fed has done is tantamount to blowing an roaring inflationary bubble, if largely confined to the realm of asset prices. And while we used […]

In The Shadows Of Black Monday – “Volatility Isn’t Broken… The Market Is”

Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. The imagery of the Ouroboros evokes the infinite nature of creation from destruction. The sign appears across cultures and […]

Party Like Its July 2007: Corporate Bond Spreads Tumble To Ten Year Lows

The bond bubble is right back where it started. After a torrid three-week rally, high grade corporate bond spreads as measured by the BoA/ML Corporate Master Index OAS yesterday hit a fresh post-crisis tight level of 105bps, down from 105 bps on Tuesday and inside the low of 106bps from the summer of 2014. That’s […]

Bill Blain: How To Catch Rabies In The Junk Bond Market

From Bill Blain of Mint Partners Blain’s Morning Porridge – How to catch rabies in the Junk Bond Market I’m sure everyone has been following the Toy R Us meltdown in the bond market. Alongside chapter 11 bankruptcy, its bonds have crashed from 96 to 18% through the month. Have we seen this before? Of […]