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  1. OW Bunker collapse to shake up world's largest ship fuel market Singapore

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    Fri, 14 Nov 2014

    Bunker in the wake of an alleged fraud at its Singapore trading unit will shake up the city state's more than $25 billion marine fuel market, the world's largest, as major companies expand and small ones shrink amid a credit squeeze .

  2. Not a Lot of Upside for Corporate Bonds

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    Fri, 7 Nov 2014

    compared to normalized metrics on inflation expectations in the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as

    tightening credit found at 2:04

    the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as investment-grade will
  3. Is Your Short-Term Bond Fund More Risky Than You Thought?

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    Wed, 5 Nov 2014

    Sarah Bush says that no fund managers think a 2008-style credit crunch is in the offing. But, she notes, it's a good time to ..... been stellar since. While it struggled a bit during the credit crunch in 2011's third quarter, Jacobson says it didn't perform

  4. The Pillars of Investing

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    Thu, 30 Oct 2014

    believe Bank of Hawaii is adequately reserved for future loan losses and therefore should be able to manage through the tightening credit markets. The company's net interest margin came under increased pressure in the quarter, declining to 4.12% from

  5. The Business Cycle Approach to Asset Allocation

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    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    rates of inflation. Economic growth rates slow to “stall speed” against a backdrop of restrictive monetary policy, tightening credit availability, and deteriorating corporate profit margins. Inventories tend to build unexpectedly as sales growth declines

  6. 3 Foreign Bond Funds for Conservative Investors

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    Wed, 10 Sep 2014

    2008, for example, even as the average world-bond fund lost almost 2%, and it also held its ground in 2011's global credit crunch , returning 2% in the third quarter of that year even as its average peer lost money. Its standard deviation is lower than

  7. Looking at Duration Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

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    Thu, 14 Aug 2014

    have reaped the benefits of attractive supply-and-demand dynamics, narrowing spreads, and low default rates since the credit crunch of 2008. Whether the decades-long bull market will soon come to an end is up for debate, but what isn't is that rising

  8. 3 Good Funds With Big Credit Risks

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

    most to step down the credit-quality ladder. It was no surprise, then, that when capital markets froze during 2008’s credit crunch , these funds suffered more than most. More than five years into a rally that’s been especially favorable for riskier

  9. Credit Market Outlook: Tight Spreads Will Keep a Lid on Returns

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2014

    Lower interest rates and tightening credit spreads have led to strong corporate bond returns. Tight ..... downgrades during the second quarter. Lower Interest Rates and Tightening Credit Spreads Have Led to Strong Corporate Bond Returns Year

  10. Echoes of 2007 for U.S. Equity Funds

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    Thu, 12 Jun 2014

    When investors fret about surging corporate-debt issuance and tightening credit spreads, most probably think first of their bond holdings. There’s good reason for this. The spread between corporate-bond (both

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