Junk Bonds
Nearly a decade of unprecedented fiscal stimulus was bound to create bubbles. Last year, we had the great sovereign debt bubble where investors were paying countries and companies for the right to LOAN them money. As interest rates, have climbed, the foolishness of those participants has become more apparent as have their losses. Yield-desperate market...
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These last few weeks have been marred by extremely significant volatility as we prepare for the Brexit vote on June 23rd. While most of the impact of any Brexit wouldn’t likely be felt for several years at the minimum, the uncertainty that more countries would leave the Eurozone could mean more volatility for the market...
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There is very little concern in the markets right now in regards to risk, which should be a huge warning sign for investors.  One example of this is the fact that 2013 has actually now surpassed 2008 in terms of junk bond issuance.  Rates on those bonds are extremely low, meaning that lower quality companies...
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This article provides interesting insight into the buoyant market for junk bonds.  Investors hungry for higher yielding investments have been willing to offer very favorable terms to companies in less than ideal financial condition.  This is actually a decent time to be investing in junk bonds as the economy is improving but has likely not...
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