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  • Yesterday, 7:37 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) - $0.2039. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.00%.
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) - $0.2427. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.83%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) - $0.3807. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.88%.
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) - $0.2091. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.93%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) - $0.3168. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.44%.
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) - $0.0496. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.87%.
    • Payable Dec. 7; for shareholders of record Dec. 5; ex-div Dec. 1.  30-Day Sec yield as of 12/1/2016.
    | Yesterday, 7:37 PM
  • Yesterday, 9:16 AM
    • That this has happened should be of zero surprise given the rise in the 10-year Treasury yield from 1.70% to 2.40%, and the cyclical nature of investor attitudes.
    • Markit takes note of the wave of short-selling in fixed-income ETFs on both sides of the Atlantic, with total demand to borrow ETFs jumping by one third. Shorts are most active in high yield, emerging market, and other long-dated ETFs.
    • The most shorted ETFs are the two big junk bond funds (HYG, JNK), and shorts actually slipped a little in November for HYG, but rose 14% for JNK (hedgers likely make up a sizable number of shorts, one would think). Shorts in the investment-grade LQD fell 56%.
    • Shorts in the iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Market Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:EMB) soared 111%.
    | Yesterday, 9:16 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 14, 8:40 AM
    • Roughly $2.61B was pulled from fixed income ETFs last week, according to FactSet. But it was all about corporate bond funds - the investment-grade LQD, and high-yield JNK and HYG - which together saw more than $5B in outflows.
    • Treasury ETFs saw sizable inflows despite also declining sharply in value. Leading the way in the government category was the TIPS ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP), which attracted $1.34B.
    | Mon, Nov. 14, 8:40 AM | 5 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 1, 10:24 AM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) - $0.2098. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.77%.
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) - $0.2499. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.35%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) - $0.3858. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.29%.
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) - $0.1977. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.43%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) - $0.3184. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.02%.
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) - $0.0506. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.71%.
    • Payable Nov. 7; for shareholders of record Nov. 3; ex-div Nov. 1. 30-Day Sec yield as of 10/28/2016.
    | Tue, Nov. 1, 10:24 AM
  • Tue, Nov. 1, 3:32 AM
    | Tue, Nov. 1, 3:32 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Oct. 20, 4:16 AM
    • In a novel initiative, Sprint (NYSE:S) is set to issue $3.5B in five-year bonds that are backed by its wireless spectrum, which the telecom operator values at $16.4B.
    • Investors seem to like the idea, with orders hitting $30B.
    • The first-of-its-kind deal will allow Sprint to slash its borrowing costs. The paper is expected to yield 3.5% and the telecom provider plans to use the money to repay maturing debt. This could cut its financing costs and boost cash flows by an estimated $200M a year.
    • The debt is receiving investment grade status from Fitch and Moody’s despite Sprint itself being rated as junk.
    • ETFs: LQD, VCIT, CORP, CIU, CSI, CRED, ITR, QLTA, COBO, FCOR, CBND, SKOR, IGIH, WFIG
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 4:16 AM | 53 Comments
  • Mon, Oct. 3, 10:53 AM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2032. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.69%
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2471. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.14%
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.3857. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.44%
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2047. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.27%
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3217. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.92%
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0487. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.64%
    • Payable Oct. 7; for shareholders of record Oct. 5; ex-div Oct. 3. 30-Day Sec yield as of 9/29/2016.
    | Mon, Oct. 3, 10:53 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Sep. 12, 3:38 PM
    • With corporate bond sales this year now having topped $1T, debt at non-financial U.S. companies has risen to 2.4x their collective earnings, according to a report from Morgan Stanley. The leverage ratio has been on a particularly steep rise over the past five quarters as debt moves higher alongside declining earnings.
    • In 2010, the ratio stood at 1.7x.
    • "The investment-grade 'safe' part of the market is becoming the most dangerous," says AllianceBernstein's Ashish Shah. "There are so little returns out there. People are crowding into whatever they can."
    • Of most concern is that leverage is climbing in a growing economy. History says leverage tends to rise most in a recession. The upshot: U.S. corporates are especially exposed to a business downturn.
    • On the plus side, though, are those low interest rates, meaning high levels of debt don't necessarily mean especially high levels of debt service. The same Morgan Stanley report says annual EBITDA is nearly 10x interest payments (though that number is declining).
    • ETFs: LQD, CORP, CSI, CRED, QLTA, COBO, FCOR, CBND, IGIH, WFIG
    | Mon, Sep. 12, 3:38 PM
  • Thu, Sep. 1, 12:11 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2076. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.73%.
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2542. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.04%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.3712. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.46%.
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2217. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.15%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3198. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.85%.
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0501. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.60%.
    • Payable Sept. 8; for shareholders of record Sept. 6; ex-div Sept. 1. 30-Day Sec yield as of 8/30/2016.
    | Thu, Sep. 1, 12:11 PM
  • Thu, Sep. 1, 9:15 AM
    • Investment-grade corporate bond sales of $962M thus far this year are expected to top $1T this month, making for the fifth consecutive year above that level.
    • The sales come amid strong demand by investors - this year in particular, with IG debt higher by 9.49% in 2016 after losing 0.7% in 2015.
    • Meanwhile, the extra yield investors demand over Treasurys has fallen to 1.35% versus 2.15% in February. The record-low of 0.97% was hit in June 2014.
    • “Supply tends to follow demand so we expect robust issuance heading into the fall," says Wells Fargo credit strategist Nathaniel Rosenbaum. Indeed.
    • ETFs: LQD, CORP, CSI, CRED, QLTA, COBO, QLTB, FCOR, CBND, IGS, IGU, IGIH, WFIG
    | Thu, Sep. 1, 9:15 AM
  • Mon, Aug. 1, 12:55 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2125. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.71%
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2552. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.02%
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.3968. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.63%
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2118. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.14%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3315. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.85%.
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0504. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.53%.
    • Payable Aug. 5; for shareholders of record Aug. 3; ex-div Aug. 1. 30-Day Sec yield as of 7/28/2016.
    | Mon, Aug. 1, 12:55 PM | 3 Comments
  • Tue, Jul. 5, 3:35 PM
    • U.S. corporate bonds represent just 12% of all investment-grade debt outstanding globally, but account for a full 33% of investment-grade yield income, according to BAML's Hans Mikkelsen. A year ago, they represented 23% of all yield income; five years ago, 13%.
    • Though yields have fallen sharply this year, rates on 7-10 year notes of high-quality U.S. companies are still 3.14%, positively towering over the 1.36% offered by 10-year Treasurys.
    • It's good for businesses which are able to borrow at sweet rates maybe to invest, but more likely it seems, to boost buybacks.
    • Possibly lifting the appeal of U.S. IG corporates even more is the ECB's recent start of buying European corporate paper, which should drive those yields even lower. Another boon? The Bank of Japan might move into corporate bonds as its share of the JGB market rises too high.
    • ETFs: LQD, CORP, CSI, CRED, QLTA, COBO, QLTB, FCOR, CBND, IGS, IGU, IGIH, WFIG
    | Tue, Jul. 5, 3:35 PM
  • Fri, Jul. 1, 12:35 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2125. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.82%.
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2552. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.16%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.3968. 30-Day Sec yield of 6.36%.
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2118. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.22%.
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3315. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.05%.
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0504. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.60%.
    • All are payable July 8; for shareholders of record July 6; ex-div July 1. 30-Day Sec yield as of 6/29/2016.
    | Fri, Jul. 1, 12:35 PM
  • Wed, Jun. 1, 12:44 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2182. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.95%
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2673. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.44%
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.4016. 30-Day Sec yield of 6.61%
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2052. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.31%
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3341. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.20%
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0506. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.66%.
    • Payable June 7; for shareholders of record June 3; ex-div June 1. 30-Day Sec yield as of 5/27/2016.
    | Wed, Jun. 1, 12:44 PM
  • Mon, May 16, 3:17 PM
    • In the past month alone, according to SSgA, there have been $5.2B of inflows into fixed-income ETFs, and $7B of outflows from equity ETFs.
    • For the year through April, fixed-income inflows of $36.7B hit a record, while equity outflows were $11.3B - particularly interesting as the early part of the year is usually a good time for equity fund inflows.
    • Within fixed-income, those funds pulling in assets are "safe" ones like the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP) and the iShares Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG). Also netting funds are investment-grade corporate bond funds (NYSEARCA:LQD), while high-yield has seen outflows.
    | Mon, May 16, 3:17 PM | 4 Comments
  • Mon, May 2, 2:06 PM
    • iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) of $0.2052. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.91%
    • iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) of $0.2602. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.47%
    • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) of $0.3819. 30-Day Sec yield of 6.51%
    • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) of $0.2005. 30-Day Sec yield of 1.35%
    • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:LQD) of $0.3247. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.16%
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) of $0.0490. 30-Day Sec yield of 0.63% .
    • All are payable May 6; for shareholders of record May 4; ex-div May 2. 30-Day Sec yield as of 4/28/2016.
    | Mon, May 2, 2:06 PM
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