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  • Certain Deutsche Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

    DigitalJournal - 02/09/2016
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    NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--The Deutsche closed-end funds listed below announced today their regular monthly distributions. Deutsche Global High Income Fund, Inc. seeks high current income with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity and market risks to varying degrees. When interest rates rise, bond prices...

  • Investors Flee Risky European Bank Debt

    The Wall Street Journal - 02/09/2016

    Investors concerned about a risky breed of European bank debt are heading for the exits. In the global grab for yield in recent years, investors piled into contingent convertible bonds, or CoCos. It is a type of bank debt that pays high interest rates, but if a bank's key capital ratio sinks, it can convert into common equity, which doesn't pay interest and is first to be wiped out...

  • TREASURIES-Bond prices edge up as 'skittish' investors add to stocks

    Yahoo - Finance (UK & Ireland) - 02/09/2016

    Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 21:12 GMT - UK Markets closed * Investor (LSE: 0NC5.L - news ) concerns about slowing global growth remain * 5-year yield falls to lowest since June 2013 * Traders look to Yellen comments on Wednesday (Updates market action, adds quote) NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news ) . Treasury prices edged higher during choppy trading on...

  • Japan companies put off bond floats as yields dive

    Nikkei Asian Review - 02/09/2016

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies look to postpone new bond issuances as the possibility of negative returns deters investors. Reference yields on highly rated bonds from Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing and other blue-chip companies on the secondary market fell...

  • TCW's Rivelle Sees More Junk Losses in Cycle's `Violent Death'

    Bloomberg Business - 02/09/2016

    Tad Rivelle, who oversees $147 billion in fixed income at TCW Group Inc., has bad news for investors in corporate bonds: the high-yield market will deteriorate further, defaults will rise significantly and a recession in the U.S. can't be ruled out. “Every credit cycle dies a violent death and this one will too,” Rivelle said in a webcast posted on TCW's site this week. “We are...

  • UBS : Asset Management announces changes to its money market fund platform

    4-Traders - 02/09/2016

    UBS Select Treasury Funds UBS AM previously announced changes to its UBS Select Treasury Funds in June 2015, affirming that the funds intend to qualify as 'government money market funds' under the SEC's amended rules. The funds will continue to invest in US Treasury securities and related repurchase agreements. Under the SEC's amended rules, these Treasury funds may maintain a CNAV...

  • Income Investors: Focus on Quality, Not the Fed

    Kiplinger - 02/09/2016

    By obsessing over interest-rate moves, investors may miss other potential perils—in particular, the scary default rate on energy-related junk bonds. The bond market has not ruptured since the Federal Reserve raised overnight interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point. This nonreaction reinforces my conviction that longer-term yields, which are set by investors in the bond...

  • What Happened to Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Spreads in the Week Ending February 5

    Yahoo - Finance (UK & Ireland) - 02/09/2016

    Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 18:34 GMT - UK Markets closed How Low Can You Go? The Global Outlook Impact on High-Grade Bonds What are investment-grade bonds? Investment-grade corporate bonds are debt instruments rated BBB- and above by Standard & Poor's, although other rating agencies have their own scale of rating a corporate bond as investment-grade. Treasuries are also consideredâ–ª ...

  • Fitch: U.S. Life Insurers Face Higher Energy-Related Losses in 2016

    Morningstar - 02/09/2016
    Press Release

    U.S. life insurers are expected to report higher energy-related investment losses in 2016 driven by slumping oil prices, according to a Fitch Ratings report on the industry's exposure to energy-related corporate bond investments. "U.S. life insurers face $3 - 4 billion of energy-related corporate...

  • Investors take Lloyds to Supreme Court over bonds

    Financial Times - 02/09/2016

    Thousands of investors who looked set to lose high income paying bonds have been thrown a lifeline in the latest twist to a drawn-out battle...

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