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    1. Dip-buyers in high-yield include Fridson

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      Thu, 16 Oct 2014

      Treasurys has climbed to 508 basis points from a low of about 340 bps this summer, and Fridson's model of the option-adjusted spread pegs fair value at 442 bps . The 66 basis points between that and 508 represents about ..... overweight position in U.S. high yield credit." Previously: BlackRock buying the dip in junk bonds ETFs: HYG , JNK , HYLD , HYS

    2. U.S. junk bond spread jumps above 500 basis points

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      Wed, 15 Oct 2014

      The spread of the junk bond index over Treasurys was below 300 basis points around the start of the summer, and around 400 bps near Labor Day. With today's sharp drop in Treasury yields (without a comparable move down in junk), the spread has ..... market. Prospect Capital ( PSEC -3.6% ), Fifth Street Finance ( FSC -2% ), Main Street Capital ( MAIN -3.8% ), Blackrock Kelso ( BKCC -2.6% ), TICC Capital ( TICC -5.1% ), KCAP Financial ( KCAP -4.7% ). BDC ETFs: BDCL , BDCS

    3. inst ownership

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      Thu, 12 Jun 2014

      FLAH & CRUM PREFERRED INCOME 4.1 BZM US BLACKROCK MARYLAND MUNI BOND 4.0 XAA US AMERICAN ..... PGP US PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & IN 3.9 BPS US BLACKROCK PENN STRAT MUNI TR 3.7 MZA US BLACKROCK MUNIYIELD ARIZONA 3.5 EIO US EATON VANCE

    4. A bit of BIT?

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      Thu, 29 May 2014

      Loans 108.7 bps High Yield Bonds 409.6 bps Preferred Stock 118.7 bps IG Credit/Other 84.2 bps Here are a few excerpts from the latest ..... with rising short-term interest rates. BlackRock believes the flexibility to allocate across

    5. From Barron’s, May 19, 2014 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 17 May 2014

      have rich prices and thin spreads too [ so, not-so-high-yield ]. Yields in European periphery are only a handful bps over the US Treasuries [ who would have thought that? ]. Small-cap Russell 2000 briefly was down more than 10% , in the correction ..... dividend appreciation VIG probably gets significant performance from high-quality companies [ that also pay dividends ]. BlackRock /iShares has tried to make things simple by designating some ETFs as core-ETFs [ a gimmkick, IMO ] and by simplifying

    6. From Barron’s, April 28, 2014 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 26 Apr 2014

      may generate single-to-double digit bps . Vanguard returns 100% of fees to its funds, BlackRock only 70-75% [ and some others even ..... 10 year range and the spread is now 230 bps [vs. 270 bps at 2013 yearend]. Leadership change

    7. The Case for Emerging Markets

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      Mon, 9 Dec 2013

      volatility by approximately 20 to 40 bps . 1 In other words, adding a small allocation ..... growth again. Finally, as a recent blackrock institute paper, “What’s Developing: investing in emerging markets,” highlights ..... Kong, this information is issued by BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited. This ..... Singapore, this document is issued by BlackRock (Singapore) Limited (company registration

    8. How Conventional Wisdom for Positive Financial Trends In 2014 May Go Awry

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      Fri, 8 Nov 2013

      purchases—a policy that is increasingly coming under fire. “It’s imperative that the Fed begins to taper,” says Blackrock ’s CEO Larry Fink ...We’ve seen real bubble-like markets again. We’ve had a huge increase in the equity market....We have issues of an overzealous ..... uncertainties will persist in the year ahead and this was reflected in the Feb 2014 T-bill yields when they spiked to 80 bps during the government shutdown in October.<PAGEBREAK> Head of Caxton Associates, Andrew Law recently told the Financial

    9. Investors Finding Favor in Munis

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      Fri, 8 Nov 2013

      utilities led, beating the main index by 16 bps , while the pre-refunded index lagged the broader market by 50 bps . Regionally, volatile Puerto Rico outperformed by 81 bps for the month, but is down 15% YTD ..... proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, are not necessarily all

    10. From Barron’s, September 30, 2013 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 28 Sep 2013

      t hurt anyone]. The US Treasury CDS have spiked to 32 bps but remain well under the levels reached in late 2012 and summer 2011 [peak]. May be, an external ..... size hedge-funds and those owned by big asset managers [ BlackRock , Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs] may out the gate first

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