April 8, 2020 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: March Lows Make Protracted Recovery Likely

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In March, the loan index1 was down -12.37%, bringing year-to-date performance to -13.05%.  High yield bonds2 were also down in the month…
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March 9, 2020 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: Default Activity Increases, Uncertainty Remains

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In February, the loan index1 was down -1.32%, bringing year-to-date performance to -0.77%.  High yield bonds2 were also down in the month…
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February 11, 2020 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: Modest Start to 2020

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In January, the loan index1 and high yield bonds2 started the year at 0.53% and -0.02%, respectively. Investment grade bonds3 began 2020…
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January 10, 2020 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: Hesitant Fed, Attractive Loans

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In December, the loan index1 was up 1.6%, bringing year-to-date performance to 8.6%. High yield bonds2 were up 2.0%, bringing year-to-date performance…
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December 6, 2019 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: Credit Selection Remains Important

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In November, the loan index1 was up 0.6%, bringing year-to-date performance to 6.9%. High yield bonds2 were up 0.3%, bringing year-to-date performance…
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November 8, 2019 in Market Commentary

Credit Market Update and Outlook: Credit Selection and Quality in Focus

Loan and High Yield Market Review and Outlook In October, the loan index1 was down (0.5%), bringing year-to-date performance to 6.3%. High yield bonds2 were up 0.3%, bringing year-to-date performance…
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June 28, 2019 in Market Commentary

Quick Take: Credit Fundamentals in High Yield

As the credit cycle drags on, investors are on the lookout for any cracks that could spread across the market. With that in mind, is the state of credit fundamentals…
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March 14, 2019 in Market Commentary

2019 Credit Outlook

We are heading into the final few weeks of the first quarter, and thus far, 2019 has brought a welcome recovery from the chaos that wreaked havoc on markets in…
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July 5, 2018 in Market Commentary

Senior Loans: A Fixed-Income Solution for Rising Rates and a Late-Stage Cycle

Why bank loans may offer benefits in today’s economic and market environment… The fixed-income landscape is shifting as rates rise and as we press on in the late stages of…
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June 22, 2018 in Market Commentary

MSCI Upgrades Argentina to Emerging Markets Status: Outlook Post-EM Index Announcement

Earlier this week, MSCI announced that Argentina will be included in its MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index. The much-anticipated news brought relief to investors, as the country has faced a…
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