What High Grade? Corporate Debt Is Getting Junkier

Much has been made of the degradation of the $7.5 trillion U.S. corporate debt market. High yield offers too little, well, yield. And “high grade” now requires air quotes to account for the growing dominance of bonds rated BBB, which is the lowest rung on the investment-grade ladder before dropping into “junk” status. And then there’s the massive market for leveraged loans, where covenants protecting investors have all but disappeared.

 

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/07/10/corporate-bonds-are-getting-junkier/?slreturn=20180612090556

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