JNK : 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. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. High-Yield Bond ETFs: A Comparison (HYG,JNK,HYMB)

    August 24, 2016
    Which of these five high-yield bond ETFs is the best option?
  5. Pros and Cons: Preferred Stock ETFs vs. Bond ETFs

    August 13, 2016
    A look at the differences between preferred stock ETFs and bond ETFs and when you should invest in one over the other.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Is the Junk Bond Market Signalling a Correction?

    December 23, 2015
    Is the junk bond market signalling a correction?
  16. 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 ...
  17. Are ETFs the Best Way to Diversify with Bonds? (JNK)

    October 8, 2015
    Are bonds safe or risky right now? It depends on the type of bond and how you invest in them.
  18. Got Diversification? Check Out These ETFs (VB, BND)

    September 23, 2015
    ETFs are an excellent way to add diversification to your portfolio, but only if you choose the right ones.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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.
  24. The Best Indicator You're Not Using is Signaling 'Buy'

    February 16, 2015
    One of the most important lessons I learned during my days in the Army was the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid. Outside ...
  25. Prepare for a Breakdown in This Casino Stock Now

    February 13, 2015
    The Chinese government's crackdown on corruption, increased high-roller scrutiny and a partial smoking ban have put a serious ...
  26. The Only Way to Generate 7.3% Every 2 Months

    February 4, 2015
    One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore. It allows individual investors ...
  27. A Safe, Auto-Pilot Retirement Investment

    February 1, 2015
    I have a relative, who is well into her 70's, and she absolutely loves stocks. Can't get enough of them. Any other asset ...
  28. Is The JNK High Yield ETF A Good Bet Right Now?

    January 2, 2015
    High yield can be enticing, but investments that appear enticing on the surface need to be investigated further.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    June 11, 2014
    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  31. Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Investing In Bonds Through ETFs

    June 11, 2012
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors. ...
  34. Junk Bonds No Longer Junk

    January 13, 2012
    Falling junk-bond defaults could result in higher yields for investors.
  35. 5 Bond ETFs For The Masses

    April 13, 2011
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors. ...
  36. The Good And Bad Bond ETFs

    July 15, 2010
    Bond ETFs are not all created equal, and investors should know which are the best to buy right now.