Has the high-yield sell-off created an entry point? Quite possibly. While the spread between high-yield debt and Treasury securities is below its historic norm, it has widened as of late. And one could argue that fundamentals warrant moving into high-yield bonds (balance sheets are healthy and margins look good).
Looking at a proxy for high-yield debt, the SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF's (JNK) recent action has left the space oversold for the third time in the past three months. And the sell-off has forced the fund into a short-term downtrend; as of last Wednesday, the fund saw a weekly outflow of $245.3 million. But the fund is still in a long-term positive trend, and is still absolutely a long-term buy.
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