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Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (BIZD)

  • Wed, Nov. 4, 11:27 AM
    • The bad news for the beaten-down sector may already be priced in, say KBW's Tony Ward and Greg Mason, suggesting a scenario of weak results, but positive stock price reactions.
    • Indeed: Of the first four to report - ACSF, HRZN, SLRC, and ARCC - three are trading higher.
    • Ward and Mason also expect good things from BlackRock Capital Investment (BKCC -0.5%) when it reports after the close today.
    | Wed, Nov. 4, 11:27 AM | 4 Comments
  • Fri, Oct. 9, 3:27 PM
    • Ares Capital (ARCC -0.6%) CEO Kipp deVeer - speaking at the company investor day last week - poured a little bit of cold water on ideas of a wave of consolidation in the BDC sector.
    • Why wouldn't he be interested in picking up a BDC selling for 0.7x NAV for, say 0.9x? 1) It's a mess, which is what we're watching right now (referring to the TICC deal); 2) Making a few points on $300M of assets isn't material enough for the effort necessary; 3) If management were to go to a board asking to sell the company at 0.9x NAV, the board would rightly go "You're fired," we're bringing in someone to liquidate at NAV because that's what you told us it was worth.
    • The TICC board faces plenty of challenges in that TICC isn't facing credit quality issues, so why would it be interested in selling to TPG Specialty (NYSE:TSLX) at 0.87x book? On the other hand, turning the company over to Benefit Street Partners may not be a great deal either (there's still NexPoint).
    • The major takeaway: Barring any real industry stress, don't expect a lot of deals to get done. Why would management teams - in the chips just for showing up for work each day - give that up unless they were about to lose it all anyway. As the BDC team at Wells Fargo says, the events surrounding TICC "make us sad for the industry."
    • Source: Jordan Wathan at The Motley Fool
    • Previously: TICC Capital sued by NexPoint Advisors (Oct. 9)
    • Previously: Wells Fargo excoriates TICC Capital board (Oct. 7)
    | Fri, Oct. 9, 3:27 PM | Comment!
  • Wed, Sep. 30, 9:47 AM
    • DA Davidson launches coverage on a number of names in the brutally beaten-up sector, and sees a number of buys.
    • Initiated at Buy are Ares Capital (ARCC +3.2%), BlackRock Capital (BKCC +3.7%), FS Investment (FSIC +2.9%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT +0.5%), and Solar Capital (SLRC +3.4%).
    • Started at Neutral is Apollo Investment (AINV -0.2%).
    | Wed, Sep. 30, 9:47 AM | 11 Comments
  • Tue, Sep. 29, 3:24 PM
    • It's not just about energy anymore, according to a BAML report. "The malaise is spreading." High-yield, says the team, "[is] a slow-moving train wreck that just seems to be accelerating."
    • Equity-type proxies for the high-yield market, business development companies are under major selling pressure again today, with already large discounts to NAVs growing even wider.
    • Previously: Ares Capital greenlighted for $100M in buybacks (Sept. 28)
    • Prospect Capital (PSEC -3.6%), Ares Capital (ARCC -2.7%), Apollo Investment (AINV -4%), TCP Capital (TCPC -5.4%), Monroe Capital (MRCC -4.5%), Oxford Lane Capital (OXLC -5.4%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT -1.8%), American Capital (ACAS -2.5%), Medley Capital (MCC -4.1%), Harris & Harris (TINY -5.4%)
    | Tue, Sep. 29, 3:24 PM | 42 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 28, 11:16 AM
    • A weekend WSJ story highlighting growing spreads in the high-yield market and the solvency of commodity giant Glencore being called into question are possibly teaming to spook investors in BDCs today.
    • On Friday, Altice sold $4.8B of junk bonds to fund its purchase of Cablevision, well less than the $6.3B it hoped to sell. The 10-year paper on the deal priced to yield 10.875%, more than 100 bps higher than what had been initially expected. Olin on Friday sold $1.2B of paper to fund an acquisition. It had hoped to sell $1.5B. For the privilege, Olin is paying 10% for the 10-year notes, up from 7% expected earlier this month.
    • Prospect Capital (PSEC -4.2%), Fifth Street (FSC -3%), Ares (ARCC -3.2%), FS Investment (FSIC -2.3%), Main Street (MAIN -3.4%), Triangle (TCAP -5.6%), Medley (MCC -2.5%), KCAP (KCAP -3.7%), Gladstone (GLAD -3.9%), WhiteHorse (WHF -5.6%).
    | Mon, Sep. 28, 11:16 AM | 60 Comments
  • Thu, Aug. 27, 2:57 PM
    • Prospect Capital is higher by 7.4% after beating earnings estimates and reporting a slight increase in NAV, and also helping is a near-10% jump in the price of oil.
    • Ares Capital (ARCC +2.5%), Triangle Capital (TCAP +1.8%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT +5.4%), Medley Capital (MCC +3.2%), KCAP Financial (KCAP +3.1%), OHA Investment (OHAI +2.2%), Gladstone Capital (GLAD +4.6%).
    | Thu, Aug. 27, 2:57 PM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Jul. 24, 3:01 PM
    • Just a 1% decline in the major averages (which are being helped by some high-profile earnings moves) is masking far greater carnage in a number of other sectors, notably healthcare (XLV -2.5%) and energy (XLE -2%).
    • Business development companies and mortgage REITs are being socked again as well, suggesting the worry may go beyond interest rates and to credit in general, especially as commodity prices continue to tumble - to pick one, crude oil at $48.06 per barrel is at its lowest price in about four months.
    • Among BDCs: Hercules Technology Growth (HTGC -4.2%), Triangle Capital (TCAP -3.3%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT -5.4%), Prospect Capital (PSEC -1.4%), Main Street Capital (MAIN -2.8%), TICC Capital (TICC -2.4%), KCAP Financial (KCAP -2.6%), THL Credit (TCRD -2.7%), FS Investment (FSIC -1.8%).
    • Among mREITs: Armour Residential (ARR -3.1%), Two Harbors (TWO -0.9%), CYS Investments (CYS -2%), Invesco Mortgage (IVR -1.5%), Capstead Mortgage (CMO -1.2%), Apollo Residential (AMTG -2.6%), Arlington Asset (AI -3.7%), American Capital Mortgage (MTGE -0.9%), Orchid Island (ORC -5.8%).
    | Fri, Jul. 24, 3:01 PM | 82 Comments
  • Fri, Jun. 26, 3:43 PM
    • Continued strong economic data (June consumer confidence beat expectations) and apparently optimism over a Greek deal getting inked this weekend make for good excuses for today's selling in fixed income.
    • The U.S. 10-year yield is up seven basis points to 2.48%. Short-term rate futures continue to read more dovish than the Fed, predicting just one 25 basis point rate hike by year-end.
    • TLT -1.2%, TBT +2.4%.
    • Among the income favorites, utilities (XLU +0.6%) and equity REITs (IYR +0.2%) are being spared punishment today, leaving jittery investors to focus their selling in mortgage REITs.
    • Also in the red are BDCs, led by Prospect Capital (PSEC -2.5%) and Fifth Street Finance (FSC -1.5%). American Capital (ACAS -1.3%), Medley Capital (MDLY +0.1%), THL Credit (TCRD -1.2%), PennantPark (PNNT -1%).
    | Fri, Jun. 26, 3:43 PM | 36 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 18, 10:09 AM
    • Talking about BDCs in general, CFO Steven Lilly notes the recent rough patch for the sector coincides with S&P and Russell Index changes causing institutional investors to cut their BDC ownership by 30-35%.
    • Presentation slides
    • As with banks, continues Lilly, interest rate compression affects BDCs and creates challenges for dividend growth. Yet since 2012 when weighed average yield has slid by 17%, 50% of BDCs have boosted their dividend.
    • He further notes the sector's current yield of 9.7% puts it on par with some of the more speculative government bonds on the planet.
    • Speaking of Triangle Capital (TCAP -0.3%) in particular, CEO Garland Tucker says the company's track record of total shareholder value - a 15.8% IRR since 2007 - is second in the sector only to Main Street Capital's 17.3%.
    | Thu, Jun. 18, 10:09 AM | 4 Comments
  • Wed, May 6, 12:42 PM
    • What suspiciously looks like the cracking of a major government debt bubble in Europe continues to affect the U.S., where the 10-year Treasury yield is up five more basis points today to 2.24% - its highest level of 2015.
    • German 10-year yields are up another 7 bps to 0.59% - two weeks ago, they were 0.05%.
    • Italian and Spanish 10-year yields have now about doubled since mid-March, but are still under 2%.
    • Income favorites have struggled as rates have gone higher and the BDCs are particularly hard-hit today: Prospect Capital (PSEC -2.5%), Ares Capital (ARCC -1.6%), FS Investment (FSIC -1.3%), Main Street (MAIN -1.4%), Apollo Investment (AINV -3.6%), Triangle (TCAP -2.1%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT -1.4%), KCAP Financial (KCAP -1.5%).
    • Earlier, Prospect Capital declared dividends of $0.083 per share for May, June, July, and August - inline with previous.
    | Wed, May 6, 12:42 PM | 21 Comments
  • Wed, Apr. 1, 2:08 PM
    • Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSEARCA:BIZD) announces quarterly distribution of $0.33.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 8.37% (as of 3/31/2015).
    • Payable Apr 8; for shareholders of record Apr 6; ex-div Apr 1.
    | Wed, Apr. 1, 2:08 PM | 2 Comments
  • Tue, Feb. 3, 3:44 PM
    • Lower interest rates hadn't really helped one of income players' favorite sectors as they were accompanied by the plunge in oil prices, and worry about what blowups were lurking in BDC portfolios.
    • So even with the 10-year Treasury yield higher by 11 basis points to 1.78% today, oil's now more than 20% run higher in the past few sessions looks to be easing some of those credit concerns, and alongside the rally in BDCs is a nice move higher in junk bonds (HYG +0.6%), (JNK +0.6%).
    • Individual names: Prospect Capital (PSEC +2.3%), Fifth Street Finance (FSC +3%), FS Investment (FSIC +1.6%), Main Street Capital (MAIN +2.4%), Apollo Investment (AINV +3%), Triangle Capital (TCAP +2.7%), TICC Capital (TICC +3%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT +3.8%), THL Credit (TCRD +3.5%), Golub Capital (GBDC +1.9%).
    | Tue, Feb. 3, 3:44 PM | 19 Comments
  • Mon, Feb. 2, 2:50 PM
    • Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSEARCA:BIZD) announces monthly distribution of $0.431.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 9.24% (as of 1/30/2015).
    • Payable Feb 6; for shareholders of record Feb 4; ex-div Feb 2.
    | Mon, Feb. 2, 2:50 PM | Comment!
  • Tue, Jan. 6, 2:11 PM
    • These income producers might typically enjoy the big run lower in interest rates (the 10-year yield is all the way down to 1.94%), but it's coming alongside a continued plunge in oil (now all the way down to $47.61).
    • Individual names: Fifth Street Finance (FSC -2.1%), Ares Capital (ARCC -1%), FS Investment (FSIC -1.6%), Main Street Capital (MAIN -2.6%), PennantPark Investment (PNNT -3.2%), TCP Capital (TCPC -2.9%), KCAP Financial (KCAP -1.6%).
    • Notably higher for a 2nd straight day is OHA Investment (OHAI +1.9%) after SA Pro's Cahaba Research on Monday morning made the case for buying this busted BDC at a greater than 40% discount to book value.
    | Tue, Jan. 6, 2:11 PM | 22 Comments
  • Dec. 29, 2014, 4:48 PM
    • BDC Income ETF (NYSEARCA:BIZD) announces monthly distribution of $0.431.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 8.89% (as of 12/26/2014).
    • Payable Jan 5; for shareholders of record Dec 31; ex-Div. Dec 29.
    | Dec. 29, 2014, 4:48 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 17, 2014, 3:41 PM
    • Popular high-yield ETFs HYG and JNK are each ahead by 2% in today's session as the energy sector - which makes up a sizable portion of the high-yield universe posts a strong rally, with the XLE higher by 4.1%.
    • BDCs can sort of be considered the equity equivalents of junk bonds, and they're putting in a big rally today as well.
    • Prospect Capital (PSEC +1.5%), Main Street (MAIN +4.1%), Blackrock Kelso (BKCC +2.4%), Triangle Capital (TCAP +6.4%), KCAP Financial (KCAP +2.6%), THL Credit (TCRD +3.5%), Medley Capital (MCC +2.2%), Fifth Street Finance (FSC +1.5%)
    | Dec. 17, 2014, 3:41 PM | 20 Comments
BIZD Description
The Market Vectors® BDC Income ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors US Business Development Companies Index (MVBIZDTG), a rules based index intended to track the overall performance of publicly traded business development companies.
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