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U.S. bond issuance topped $1T YTD last week, nearing 2007's all-time high as companies take...

U.S. bond issuance topped $1T YTD last week, nearing 2007's all-time high as companies take advantage of low rates and yield-starved investors, and rush paper to market. "This is a Fed-engineered bubble," says a senior banker, who adds he sees no catalyst to derail things. Others say it's wholesome - businesses refinancing existing debt at lower rates. LQD +7.7% YTD.
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  • untrusting investor
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    Can't believe investors would lend corporate america cheap money, especially for longer terms. But they will regret it a some point in the coming few years.
    22 Oct 2012, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • Aristiphones
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    LYB has been a real rock star. this is obviously a bullish signal. if Chairman Bernanke can keep rates this low while the war keeps expanding i expect "scales of economy" to really start having an impact on the battlefield...hopefully yielding less war actually through "deterrence."
    22 Oct 2012, 06:47 PM Reply Like
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