S&P: Spread Volatility Will Continue
- Speculative-Grade Spreads Tighten. Sheahan, Matthew // High Yield Report;8/30/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 35, p12
The article focuses on a report by Standard & Poor's, which showed that speculative-grade spreads tightened as investment-grade spreads were retained.
- S&P: Default Rate to Drop to 2.8%. Sheahan, Matthew // High Yield Report;7/26/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 30, p15
The article discusses the report of Standard & Poor's claiming that U.S. speculative-grade default rate will decline to 2.8% by June 2011.
- Market volatility results in mixed year for Australian large cap managers. Kennedy, Chris // Money Management;7/29/200, Vol. 24 Issue 27, p4
The article reports on an Australian equity large-cap sector report by Standard & Poor's Corp. which indicated that the increased volatility in the sector has enhanced opportunities for outperformance.
- Test of nerves. Buckle, lain // Money Marketing;9/22/2011, p51
In this article, the author discusses several developments which contribute to the escalation of volatility in all financial markets including the move of Standard & Poor's Corp. to downgrade the U.S. credit rating, the public debt crises in Europe, and the low level of bond yields.
- Bank Loan Repricings Vex Investors. R. K. // Bank Loan Report;5/3/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 18, p1
The article examines the trend of bank loan repricings. According to Randy Schwimmer, head of capital markets at Churchill Financial, issuers are expected to mark-to-market with the tightening of spread but overreaching may prompt the market to push back. Standard & Poor's indicated that the...
- S&P: Spreads to Remain Elevated. Sheahan, Matthew // High Yield Report;10/12/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 41, p20
The article suggests that spreads will remain high for some time despite of the 740bps tightening of speculative-grade spreads in the U.S. market, according to a report issued by Standard & Poor's in October 2009. Also indicated in the report was the tightening of BB spreads to 521 bps, 709 bps...
- S&P: July Default Rate Hit 9.4%. Sheahan, Matthew // High Yield Report;8/10/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p5
The article discusses the report of Standard & Poor's about the speculative-grade default rate which reached 9.4% in July 2009, an increase from 9.25% in June 2009. The rating agency sees the default rate to achieve 14% by June 2010. It furthers that Standard & Poor's distressed ratio was 30.2%...
- High-Yield Spreads Will Narrow Further. Sheahan, Matthew // Investment Dealers' Digest;2/5/2010, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p21
The article presents anticipation on the narrowing of junk debt spreads in the U.S. in 2010. According to Standard & Poor's Corp. (S&P) analyst, the constraining of spreads reflects an optimistic view in the credit markets, especially the anticipation for downgrades to decline gfrom near-record...
- Diversification with dividends. // Dow Theory Forecasts;3/12/2012, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p4
The article discusses the reduction of risk of a stock through diversified dividends which deviate from the average rating for 10 years. It notes that volatility in the Standard & Poor's Corp. (S&P) 1500 Index has lessened. It mentions that dividends for technology sectors are lesser than...