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Softening high-yield fundamentals signal caution following Q2 rebound

Softening high-yield fundamentals signal caution following Q2 rebound

🕔07:39, 27.Aug 2020

Following a historic plunge in Q1, US high-yield corporate bonds delivered strong gains in Q2. The intervention of governments and central banks provided unprecedented support for global financial markets and bolstered investors’ appetite for risk. The market showed technical strength

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High yield update

High yield update

🕔11:36, 13.Aug 2020

High-yield bonds often deliver strong returns following a period of crisis – why is that and will it happen in the wake of COVID-19? Due to a higher-risk nature of its constituents (including the greater risk of default), the high-yield

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Risk-averse market tone proves pervasive

Risk-averse market tone proves pervasive

🕔09:25, 6.Jul 2020

U.S. Treasury yields ended the week modestly lower, led by longer maturities. Markets appeared focused on escalating coronavirus concerns, despite generally stronger U.S. economic data. Rising U.S. virus cases are stoking fears of another lock down and associated slowing in economic

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What shape recovery?

What shape recovery?

🕔13:16, 29.Jun 2020

In Credit  It was a week of data releases and an opportunity to get a glimpse as to whether an economic recovery is underway. The evidence would so far suggest that this …

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High Yield Issuance Sets Records Amid Optimism

High Yield Issuance Sets Records Amid Optimism

🕔09:23, 25.Jun 2020

Driving optimism in June have been a variety of better-than-anticipated economic reports. Most notably, nonfarm employment rose by 2.5 million, leading to a downtick in the unemployment rate. ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing surveys each moved up in May. And most

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ESG Deepens Insights in European High Yield

ESG Deepens Insights in European High Yield

🕔12:51, 11.Jun 2020

KEY INSIGHTS ESG factors are incorporated into the research process, serving as an important input into decision‑making. The growing importance of ESG in Europe is having a trickle‑down effect on companies. Seeing a greater awareness of ESG among high yield companies,

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What asset classes should investors consider in times of great market uncertainty?

What asset classes should investors consider in times of great market uncertainty?

🕔09:15, 1.Jun 2020

Executive Summary The coronavirus crisis has understandably caused a great deal of unrest on the financial markets. This article examines the opportunities and threats at times when share prices have fallen sharply in a short period of time, spreads have

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Why now for US Short Duration High Yield Bonds?

Why now for US Short Duration High Yield Bonds?

🕔11:48, 20.May 2020

Strategy update The volatility of recent months pushed credit spreads well wide of historic norms, peaking around mid-march at levels last seen during the 2008/2009 Credit Crisis. In the face of this market turmoil, the broad US high yield market

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Investing in an uncertain world

Investing in an uncertain world

🕔13:53, 1.May 2020

The Big Picture Is this a buying opportunity or the half-way stage in a larger slump? The truth is we don’t know, so we have constructed a range of scenarios that see the S&P 500 anywhere between 1400 and 3000 in 12

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Prepare for ZIRP: What Letter Shape is Your Recovery?

Prepare for ZIRP: What Letter Shape is Your Recovery?

🕔09:08, 27.Apr 2020

While much uncertainty remains, one aspect of the COVID-19 market shock is clear: The Fed will not stand in the way of the economic recovery. By the end of March, the COVID-19 global pandemic had a deep and profound effect on virtually

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Revisiting the global high yield outlook in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Revisiting the global high yield outlook in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

🕔14:39, 24.Apr 2020

Global HY markets sold off aggressively between February and March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the oil price war and the liquidity freeze in some markets. An analysis of past peak-and-trough episodes in the US HY market shows that

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Covid-19 update: European high yield market moves

Covid-19 update: European high yield market moves

🕔09:38, 13.Apr 2020

A case of “darkest before dawn?”  March was a rollercoaster ride for European high yield investors. The market had fallen 20% by the middle of the month, and had recovered to be down 15% since the start of the year

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Eurizon – Webinar – High Yield Bonds

🕔10:30, 9.Apr 2020

Webinar – High Yield Bonds High Yield Bonds – “Sorting the wheat from the chaff” During the global financial crisis in 2008 liquidity was directed to support the financial system. With the COVID-19 virus this liquidity is directed to support

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Global Market Outlook – Q2 update

Global Market Outlook – Q2 update

🕔08:28, 30.Mar 2020

Cycle, Further, Interrupted. The COVID-19 virus has stalled the mini-cycle rebound and made a global recession likely. While the duration of the virus pandemic is unpredictable, policy stimulus, pent-up demand and a lack of major imbalances argue for a solid

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ECB commits to COVID19 support

ECB commits to COVID19 support

🕔16:18, 27.Mar 2020

Time for a rethink

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High-Yield Bonds: Analyzing the Risk and Return Tradeoff When Rates are Negative

High-Yield Bonds: Analyzing the Risk and Return Tradeoff When Rates are Negative

🕔15:53, 20.Mar 2020

Qontigo Applied Research White Paper In a world where some investors pay the government for the privilege of lending it money—and where even fixed income securities with the lowest investment-grade credit ratings yield barely more than 1% per annum—the “hunt

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DPAM – Webinar – Global Fixed Income markets update

🕔11:00, 20.Mar 2020

Webinar – Global Fixed Income markets update The ECB surprised markets this morning by announcing an emergency EUR 750 billion lifeline to mitigate the COVID19’s economic repercussions and support the European economy. Though sizeable, investors are left to wonder whether

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USD Fixed Income looks attractive from a carry perspective

USD Fixed Income looks attractive from a carry perspective

🕔07:44, 18.Mar 2020

Update: Yield-Duration Heatmap – 09/03/20 vs. 02/03/20

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Fixed Income Monthly

Fixed Income Monthly

🕔07:43, 16.Mar 2020

Monthly Review Sovereign bond yields reached record lows as the outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe initiated a large sell-off globally. 10-year US Treasury yields posted another big monthly decline and outperformed other markets, driven by safe haven demand. German Bund and UK

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Clear differentiation indispensable

Clear differentiation indispensable

🕔16:00, 5.Mar 2020

High-yield market remains supported by favourable capital market environment The market for EUR bonds from non-financial companies with speculative rating has been growing steadily in recent years. The expansive monetary policy of the ECB has strongly contributed to this, causing

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Modestly constructive amid accommodative policies and signs of stabilisation

Modestly constructive amid accommodative policies and signs of stabilisation

🕔16:02, 28.Feb 2020

Quarterly macro and market insights Our macro outlook for 2020 is modestly constructive. Recent clarity around certain geopolitical risks has been helpful. Specifically, progress in the initial phase of a US-China trade deal and a decisive result in the December

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Rising risk aversion, falling bond yields

Rising risk aversion, falling bond yields

🕔15:01, 26.Feb 2020

In Credit –  24 FEBRUARY 2020 Macro / government bonds Core bond yields continue to drift lower in a ‘bull flattening’ amid fears about the spread of the COVIC-19 coronavirus outside of China and most recently in Italy and Korea.

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Bank Loans: Strategic Allocation

Bank Loans: Strategic Allocation

🕔17:16, 24.Feb 2020

Investable bank loans are floating-rate loans made to speculative-grade issuers that theoretically constitute a safer alternative to high yield bonds. Because bank loans pay a floating interest rate, they provide a hedge against rising short- term interest rates. In addition

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Superior yield in a dislocated world

Superior yield in a dislocated world

🕔12:48, 21.Feb 2020

Cocos in 2020  In our view, growth appears to have reached an inflection point and is showing signs of a stabilisation, central bank policy remains extremely accommodative and recessionary risks are abating. However, we also see a world where corporate

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2020 – Will the economy survive the politics?

2020 – Will the economy survive the politics?

🕔10:59, 20.Feb 2020

In this issue New year, new decade, we’re off to the races. None of the doom-and-gloom predictions materialized in 2019. Trade tensions did not spiral into out-of-control trade wars, new tariffs did not have a major macroeconomic impact, the US

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