Tagged: high yield bond markets

What’s wrong with the Hedge Funds?

As often we refer to the Hedge Funds Research to have the big picture about what’s going on, in one of the most complicated sector of the alternative investment industry. The figures of last year resemble very much to year 2009, the difference this time is that 2014 hasn’t been a year of global crisis,...

Should you worry about this global market sell-off ?

Should you worry about this global market sell-off ?

The bear market, in which global stock markets entered this week, is something many hedge fund managers were waiting for. It’s not a 10% correction just like it was the one of last summer. It’s a more than 20% correction. This is what many technical analysts consider, the first step of a larger bear market....

The fixed income market can be hit by a perfect storm

The fixed income market can be hit by a perfect storm

The corporate bond markets, on both sides of the Atlantic, has been hit this week by a wave of declines. As a result, we saw high yield bond markets and also investment grade bond markets falling from the record levels reached weeks before. The US high yield bond index, one of the most important benchmark...

Can Puerto Rico’s default affect the markets?

Can Puerto Rico’s default affect the markets?

This 3.5 million inhabitants’ country will have serious problems the next week. Puerto Rico is pretty small but unfortunately it has a large public debt, around $72Bln. It’s an $100Bln economy, one of the richest in the Caribbean’s region but the central government is having problems to pay $58mln this Saturday. Since the Saturday is...