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Junky Loans Surpass Junk-Bond Market as Investors Chase Higher Yields

Junky Loans Surpass Junk-Bond Market as Investors Chase Higher Yields

On Wall Street, junky loans have overtaken junk bonds. Fitch Ratings said Monday that loans to companies with low credit ratings — known as leveraged loans — climbed to $1.22 trillion outstanding in May. That figure, up 20% from a year earlier, outstripped the junk-bond market, which slid by 1% to $1.21 trillion in May from the

U.S. government bond yields inch higher as traders look ahead to inflation data, auctions

U.S. Treasury yields inched higher on Monday as traders looked ahead to key inflation data later this week and a series of debt auctions that could offer clues to demand for government paper. How are Treasurys performing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.19% added 0.4 basis point at 2.950%, after posting a 1.3 basis-point

U.S. 10-year yield takes stab at 3%, rising 3 basis points to 2.986%

The yield on 10-year U.S. notes TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.06% continued to rise on Monday, inching closer to the psychologically important 3% as strengthening inflation prospects added to expectations of a more hawkish approach from the Federal Reserve. The interest rate on the benchmark paper added 3 basis points to 2.986% in early Monday trade, at around

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Treasury yields lead dollar higher, Mexican peso suffers selloff

The U.S. dollar gained ground against its rivals Thursday as the 10-year Treasury yield edged higher, flirting with the psychologically important 3% mark. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.07% which measures the greenback against six developed market currencies, climbed 0.3% to 89.889. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index BUXX, +0.13%


Here’s a ‘simmering worry’ for the corporate bond market

Investors should keep an eye on the growing size of the lowest-rated swath of the investment-grade corporate bond market. The attractiveness of investment-grade bonds chiefly comes from the healthier finances of the issuers, but excessive leverage could raise alarm bells for bondholders. “That will remain a simmering worry at this stage in the cycle as


Tesla shares gain and bonds rally as liquidity fears ease, but analysts still think capital raising may be needed

Tesla Inc.’s shares fell early Wednesday before reversing that loss as analysts weighed in on first-quarter production and delivery numbers released early Tuesday that fell short of expectations. The stock closed up 6% Tuesday, as investors seemed to focus more on the company’s statement that it would not need to raise more money this year,

Treasury yields slip ahead of jobs report, and as Trump hints at fresh tariff salvo

Treasury yields edged lower on Friday, but have mostly risen during the week, as President Donald Trump said he was considering tariffs on another $100 billion in Chinese goods, potentially heightening a trade spat between the U.S. and China that has exacerbated volatility in an already tariff-stricken market. The moves come ahead of a closely

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Gold bounces back as dollar slips

Gold futures inched higher while the dollar slipped in Monday trading as financial markets looked to potentially key developments this week on tax changes and interest-rate policy. Gold failed to gain much ground last week even as the dollar struggled. The two assets unhinged from their typically inverse relationship last week as the dollar extended

Bond bull market faces ‘moment of truth’ as 10-year yield crosses 2.40%

With a Treasury selloff driving the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a seven-month high of 2.44% on Wednesday, investors are wondering whether the bond market is undergoing a sea change. DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach on Wednesday tweeted that the 10-year yield is at a “critical juncture,” along with junk bonds: