HYG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Trump Bump: Why Junk Is Surging

    December 12, 2016
    The junk bond market has held up since the election, and related ETFs have drawn significant inflows.
  2. Bond ETFs Breaking Multi-year Trendlines (HYG, LQD)

    November 17, 2016
    Various segments of the bond market are selling off, and approaching pivotal levels on the long-term charts.
  3. Investors Flee Junk Bond ETFs (HYG, LQD)

    November 2, 2016
    Investors have been fleeing junk bond ETFs lately amid concerns that Fed monetary tightening will erode bond prices.
  4. Are Junk Bond ETFs Actually Cheap? (HYG)

    October 17, 2016
    Even though junk debt is overvalued, junk bond ETF HYG is relatively cheap compared to Treasuries, stated bond analyst Marty ...
  5. Is High Yield Headed For a Fall? (JNK, HYG)

    September 15, 2016
    The slowdown in High Yield defaults in August seems to be temporary. Should High Yield investors be worried?
  6. High-Yield Bond ETFs: A Comparison (HYG,JNK,HYMB)

    August 24, 2016
    Which of these five high-yield bond ETFs is the best option?
  7. Performance Update: High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)

    August 19, 2016
    The major High Yield Bond ETF (HYG) is an interesting option for investors seeking liquidity and broad exposure to US corporate ...
  8. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    June 28, 2016
    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  9. Debt: Is the Credit Market Peaking? (OAK, JNK)

    June 18, 2016
    Discover why credit markets might be peaking, why distressed debt is rising and how an investor might profit from a rash ...
  10. 2 ETFs That Will Hurt From Rising Default Rates (HYG, JNK)

    June 7, 2016
    Learn about two high-yield bond ETFs that could be adversely affected if the trend of increasing corporate default rates ...
  11. Bond ETFs Test Key Levels (HYG, SHY)

    May 25, 2016
    Various bond ETFs are all hitting key levels at the same time, presenting trading opportunities in some bond ETFs, and warnings ...
  12. 3 Expensive Global Bond ETFs Worth Your While (MINC, HYLS)

    May 19, 2016
    Discover why high expense ratios in global bond ETFs are not as important as getting high distribution yields, limiting volatility ...
  13. Is the High Yield Bond Rally Faltering?

    May 12, 2016
    The recent junk bond rally may be running out of steam. Here's why.
  14. Icahn Report: Are Junk Bonds A Good Investment Right Now? (TFCIX, ...

    May 11, 2016
    Discover why billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is warning about dangers in the high-yield bond market.
  15. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  16. 3 ETF Trends in Q1 2016 (XLU, VNQ)

    April 20, 2016
    Learn about the major ETF trends in the first quarter of 2016, and the reasons why some of the biggest trends from 2015 have ...
  17. The 3 Largest High-Yield Bond ETFs (HYG, JNK)

    April 8, 2016
    Discover different strategies offered by the three largest high-yield ETFs, including maximizing yield while minimizing interest ...
  18. 4 Ways Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Fixed-Income ETFs (VGLT, ...

    April 7, 2016
    Negative interest rates policies are in force in Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Learn how these policies affect ...
  19. ETF Flows: These 2 High Yield Bond ETFs Are Attracting Investors ...

    March 31, 2016
    Discover the reasons behind the billion-dollar inflows to the largest high-yield corporate bond ETFs in February 2016.
  20. High Yield Bonds Thankful After Start of Year Outflows (TFCIX, ...

    March 31, 2016
    Learn the reasons behind the inflows to high-yield bond ETFs in February 2016 after a year of outflows, and decide whether ...
  21. 3 Expensive High-Yield ETFs Worth Your While (HYLS, HYS)

    March 30, 2016
    Discover which high-yield bond ETFs that come with high expense ratios might make good investments as part of a broader portfolio.
  22. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Corporate Bond ETFs (HYG, HYS)

    March 24, 2016
    Discover the best high-yield intermediate-term corporate bond ETFs for increasing fixed income yields while also providing ...
  23. Pimco Says Buy Debt

    March 11, 2016
    Pimco recently gave its opinion on where to invest. If you believe in Pimco's theory, here's a simply way to play it.
  24. 5 Popular High Yield ETFs in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    March 9, 2016
    Discover the five most popular high-yield ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management, and the differences that ...
  25. Junk Bonds are Back in Style – For Now (HYG)

    March 7, 2016
    Investors have been piling back into high-yield or "junk bonds," with the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF surging ...
  26. The Junk Bond Outlook for 2016 (HYG,JNK,SJB)

    March 3, 2016
    Junk bonds can be highly rewarding, but only in the right economic environment. Is this the right economic environment for ...
  27. The 3 Best (and 2 Worst) Bond ETFs Right Now

    January 21, 2016
    The junk bond market is on thin ice. Here are ETFs to avoid and consider as a result.
  28. The Top 5 Bond ETFs for 2016 (CWB, TLT)

    January 14, 2016
    Find out which five bond ETFs investors should consider heading into 2016, and why the Federal Reserve's rate policies could ...
  29. Bond Sectors to Avoid in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    December 31, 2015
    Predicting the future in high-yield bonds is easy, yet many investors will probably refuse to listen. Here's why.
  30. 3 Passive Index Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 ...

    December 22, 2015
    Read about appropriate passive index funds for those who are approaching retirement. Learn how passive index funds allow ...
  31. The Top 5 High Yield Bond Funds for 2016 (JNK, HYG)

    December 1, 2015
    Learn about mutual funds and ETFs that invest in high-yield bonds. Read about the risks and rewards associated with investing ...
  32. Worried About Bond Market Liquidity? Try ETFs

    August 7, 2015
    If you're looking for liquidity in the bond market, then turn to bond ETFs. Here is an analysis of 11 to consider.
  33. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    July 10, 2015
    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  34. 9 Junk Bond ETFs You Should Eye Right Now (HYG, JNK)

    June 12, 2015
    Volatility aside, there’s still some value left in high yield bonds. Pending rate increases shouldn’t effect junk as gravely ...
  35. Is HYG a Smart High Yield Corporate Bond Play?

    April 1, 2015
    High yield is in high demand, but whether or not you should invest in iShares HYG ETF will depend heavily on your risk appetite. ...
  36. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    March 25, 2015
    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  37. Junk Is Starting To Look A Lot Less Junky

    October 27, 2014
    The recent rout in junk bonds could be the buying opportunity they’ve been waiting for over the last few years. Yields are ...
  38. High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    March 3, 2014
    For those investors looking for a good balance of risk and reward, high yield bonds could be a great play this year. There’s ...
  39. Forget The Fed: Earn An Extra 8% From 2013's #1 Bond Investment

    January 24, 2014
    For as good as 2013 was for stocks, it was equally bad for bonds.#-ad_banner-#Bonds posted their lowest return since 1994. ...
  40. WisdomTree Adds To Currency Hedged Lineup; iShares Launches New ...

    October 18, 2013
    Looming uncertainties on Wall Street were finally eased on Wednesday, after Washington announced that it has come to a short-term ...
  41. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  42. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    March 19, 2013
    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  43. 4 High Yielding Junk Bond ETFs

    February 25, 2013
    High-yield bonds have more default risk than investment-grade bonds, and that's why using an ETF might be the responsible ...
  44. Floating Rate Loans Look Attractive

    April 2, 2012
    The search for income continues to remain a major priority for investors, as interest rates still sit at historically low ...
  45. Junk Bonds No Longer Junk

    January 13, 2012
    Falling junk-bond defaults could result in higher yields for investors.