Blue-chip companies may have no trouble issuing debt, but it's a whole different story for firms...

|By:, SA News Editor

Blue-chip companies may have no trouble issuing debt, but it's a whole different story for firms with weaker credit, as junk bonds yields steadily move higher. A soaring spread between junk bond and Treasury yields shows both the market's diminished risk appetite, and fears about the viability of struggling firms in a weak macro environment.