was 0.135. This is not too surprising, since we know that junk bond spreads are being squeezed. But meanwhile, the NAV has been rising; the uptrend in junk ETFs (HYG, JNK ) continues. Quite the divergence... anyone care to explain?
who bought T-bonds has moved to investment grade corporates ( LQD ), the guy who bought IG is now in high-yield ( HYG , JNK ), and so on (glasses clink in the FOMC board room). Their largest position is Sprint Nextel ( S ) - as fans of Masayoshi
over , but isn't expecting a 1994-like meltdown in Treasurys. He instead thinks Treasurys ( TLT ) and corporates - both investment-grade ( LQD ) and high-yield ( HYG , JNK ) - won't move much over the coming 12 months. 1 comment!
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down from 5.7% at year end, and 6.1% a year ago. Investment-grade paper ( LQD ) came in at 3%, speculative ( HYG , JNK ) at 6.3%. New issuance in Q1 was $259.5B, putting 2013 on pace with 2012's record activity. Rating activity remains
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It's an easy market to hate, but junk bond prices ( HYG , JNK ) keep going higher, the yield on the benchmark BAML index hitting an all-time low of 5.084%. The spread to Treasurys