Tag: High Yield

High Yield Bonds Offer A Positive Real Yield

High Yield Bonds Offer A Positive Real Yield

The ICE BofA High Yield Index stood at 9.5% at week's end (measured daily), whereas CPI (a monthly measure) stood at 8.2% as of September. Therefore, investors enjoy 130 basis points (the delta between the High Yield Index and the CPI) of positive real yield. The fact that positive real yield exists in the High … Continue reading High Yield Bonds Offer A Positive Real Yield

Yields Will March Higher

Yields Will March Higher

The Fed will continue to hike interest rates for the foreseeable future. Macroeconomic and geopolitical risks are increasing. Therefore, yields can only move in one direction (Up), but this story won't have a happy ending like the Pixar movie of the same name. That is good news for high yield investors, good news for savers … Continue reading Yields Will March Higher

Rolling Over Corporate Debt At Higher Rates

Rolling Over Corporate Debt At Higher Rates

Prepare for equity dilution and layoffs as companies roll over cheap maturing debt at higher rates. Companies have been living off of ultra-low interest rates since 2008. Many companies got addicted to 14 years of ultra-low rates and abused the reality by taking on enormous sums of debt, primarily to buy back stock in order … Continue reading Rolling Over Corporate Debt At Higher Rates

The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

The Bank of England stepped into the bond market, agreeing to purchase Government long bonds until October 14th. The BoE plans to restart its Government bond sale program on October 31st (the central bank plans to sell GBP 80 billion of bonds each year as part of its tightening process). How did the U.K. find … Continue reading The U.K., The U.S., Inflation & Real Yields

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

Could the NASDAQ re-test the COVID lows of March 2020 when it sat around 6,900? Yes. That would require a prolonged recession (which we expect) AND The Fed not restarting its ultra-dovish monetary policy of Quantitative Easing combined with a near zero Fed Funds Rate. Who knows how the Fed will behave in 2H 2023 … Continue reading The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

Tough To Be A Fixed Income Investor

Tough To Be A Fixed Income Investor

It is tough to be a fixed income investor in this market. Yields are rising, but in real terms even high yield securities are in negative territory given the inflated CPI environment. Some fixed income portfolio managers are spinning that now is a great time to be a fixed income investor because high yield securities … Continue reading Tough To Be A Fixed Income Investor

Leveraging Alternative Assets To Increase Yield

Leveraging Alternative Assets To Increase Yield

Insurance company CIOs continue to use Alternative Assets to increase yield in this ultra-low interest rate environment. KKR Asset Management's Insurance CIO survey found similar results (chart below) to our recent TEK2day Spotlight report on the insurance industry which may be accessed HERE. We expect that the heavy use of Alternative Assets in the pursuit … Continue reading Leveraging Alternative Assets To Increase Yield

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

TEK2day Spotlights are sponsored reports that focus on a particular industry and/or technologies. M&A Activity & Low Interest Rates, Product & Process Innovation and Digital Transformation & Advanced Automation are some of the catalysts driving change within the global insurance industry. Click HERE to access the full report. Reach us at info@tek2day.com with any questions.