All posts tagged "junk bonds"

  • Carl Icahn
    Carl Icahn Warns of Risk in Stocks and High Yield Bonds

    Carl Icahn, reknowned for his large net worth ($23.3 billion) and investor activism, was on CNBC this week cautioning the public of the dangers involved in investing in stocks and junk bonds at current valuations.

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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  • Stock Market Advantage Sell Signal
    Stock Market Advantage Sell Signal

    The Tactical Timing System has generated a sell signal. To comply with the system the following positions will be sold today. The proceeds will be placed in money market assets while awaiting the introduction of Vanguard’s new...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Equities are Cheap Relative to High Yield Bonds

    Businessweek reports that the relationship between the earnings yield on stocks and the income provided by junk bonds is at a point where equities are relatively cheap. The lowest-rated debt pays 3.22 percentage points more than the...

    • Posted March 30, 2010
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  • When Bonds aren’t Necessarily Safe

    Tom Lauricella, writing for The Wall Street Journal, has written an enlightening and timely article entitled, “The Risks of Rising Interest Rates.” Lauricella covers the basics and more: The first stop for any bond investor is a...

    • Posted March 28, 2010
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  • Gary Shilling: Things to Buy and Things to Sell

    Gary Shilling recently provided his ideas on areas he would buy and those he would sell. At the source link below there is a fairly lengthy reasoning behind each idea. Buys: 1. Treasury Bonds 2. Income-Producing Securities...

    • Posted January 29, 2010
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  • A Different Way to Measure Investor Sentiment

    Brett Steenbarger, editor of the TraderFeed blog, has exposed an alternate way to determine investor sentiment. Basically he compares the relative performance of junk bonds (SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond; JNK) versus higher rated corporate debt...

    • Posted July 21, 2009
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  • David Swensen, “There are some really extraordinary opportunities in the credit world”

    David Swensen, author and manager of Yale’s endowment, see unusual opportunities in distressed debt. Mr. Swensen states, “Everything, from bank loans to investment-grade bonds to less-than-investment grade bonds, is priced at really extraordinarily cheap levels.” Source:

    • Posted January 3, 2009
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