The "ETF bid" in which indexed parts of the high-yield bond market (likely to be owned by HYG...

|By:, SA News Editor

The "ETF bid" in which indexed parts of the high-yield bond market (likely to be owned by HYG and JNK) rise faster than the rest when times are good works in reverse too as May saw the ETFs decline far more than NAV. What about for preferred shares? Investors pulled a relatively modest $300M from the $12B PFF in May and the fund was down 2.8%, but it's off another 1.6% since. "It stands to reason the same yield-seeking investors dumping HYG (and REM) are turning on PFF too," writes Brendan Conway.