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Why it is Time to Steer Clear of Junk


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Why it is Time to Steer Clear of Junk

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One of the odd things about the recession fears since December is that spreads on junk bonds have not risen. Usually, junk bonds sell-off when there are recession fears, as they are the riskiest credits and likely to suffer the worst downturns. However, the opposite has happened in junk, with spreads to investment grade very tight. In fact, investors are picking up so little extra yield in junk bonds, that in many cases they are not even worth the risk. Spreads are tied for their narrowest since the Financial Crisis at just 60 basis points.

FINSUM : The last time spreads got this tight was last October, right before the market tanked. Warning sign.

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