Economic Jitters Slow HY's Party in Q1

Sheahan, Matthew
April 2011
High Yield Report;4/4/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p17
The article looks at the high yield bond market as of the first quarter of 2011. Thomson Reuters reported that global high yield bond new issuance reached more than 100 billion U.S. dollars while U.S.-dollar denominated junk bond new issues totaled 78 billion U.S. dollars for the quarter. There were 195 global junk bonds issued in 2010, an increase from 149 issued in the first quarter of 2010. Robert Harteveldt, chairman of fixed income at Jefferies, admitted being surprised about how strong the market was in terms of absolute yields.


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