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    1. May 1, 2016

      Markets financial commentary in review

      Brexit, why central banks should resist helicopter drops and alarm over corporate debt in the US are among the topics...

    2. April 28, 2016

      S&P warns of possible IBM downgrade

      A warning from Standard & Poor’s that it could downgrade one of the technology industry’s largest companies capped a...

    3. April 27, 2016

      Alarm over corporate debt and stalled earnings

      Corporate America is swimming in cash. There is no great news about this, and no great mystery about where it came...

    4. April 26, 2016

      ECB helps spur Europe’s eurobond market dream

      “Credit, private or public, is of greatest consequence to every country,” declared Alexander Hamilton. The first US...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Beware bond market anomalies

      Shares of cyclicals, those companies that are believed to sport a fairly strong positive correlation to perceptions of...

    6. April 22, 2016

      ECB’s corporate bond buying: the new questions

      In March, the European Central Bank took the unprecedented step of announcing plans to buy corporate bonds as part of a...

    7. April 22, 2016

      There’s no stopping the US junk bond train — for now

      Investors have been rummaging through the junk yard for things they regret hastily throwing out earlier this year, and...

    8. April 21, 2016

      Net cash flows into EM corporate debt ‘could turn negative’

      Net new investment into hard currency emerging market corporate debt is likely to turn negative this year, potentially...

    9. April 20, 2016

      ECB threatens ‘go big or go home’ adage in bond market

      A recent flurry of smaller euro-denominated corporate bond sales shows that the paradigm of “go big or go home” that...

    10. April 18, 2016

      Bank bondholders need rights like shareholders

      When companies fail, shareholders get wiped out and outstanding losses are recouped from bondholders. Well, not always....

    11. April 18, 2016

      Big questions for markets this week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Where is the oil price heading? Crude...

    12. April 17, 2016

      Corporate borrowers default on $50bn debt so far this year

      Corporate borrowers across the world have defaulted on $50bn of debt so far this year as the number of delinquent...

    13. April 14, 2016

      Oil rally lures nervous investors back into energy junk bonds

      Yields on junk energy bonds have fallen to the lowest level of the year as investors scramble into the distressed oil...

    14. April 14, 2016

      Corporate bonds trump European stocks as verdict mixed on ECB

      The performances of European equity and corporate bond markets have diverged sharply this year, underlining that while...

    15. April 13, 2016

      Keep eye on US bond trading, says Finra’s Rick Ketchum

      One of the longest-serving market regulators is retiring this year and has some advice for officials picking up the...

    16. April 12, 2016

      ECB’s expanded QE ignites eurozone corporate debt market

      Figuring out how to spend €80bn a month is exactly the sort of problem most people would like to have, even if they...

    17. April 11, 2016

      Fed in driving seat as EM rollercoaster awaits next twist

      A rash of fun fairs recently springing up on open spaces across London has caused a phenomenon increasingly familiar to...

    18. April 11, 2016

      The old bets on defaulted bonds won’t work this cycle

      Credit cycles are nothing new. In 1837, Lord Overstone wrote of the “apparently established cycle” of “quiescence,...

    19. April 11, 2016

      M&A crackdown puts bond investors on edge

      A crackdown on mergers and acquisitions has investors on edge over the potential that competition for corporate bonds...

    20. April 8, 2016

      Will Wall St bond dealers really be missed when market sours?

      Think of banks’ bond departments as a huge used-car lot. Forecourts used to be stuffed with every make of every...

    21. April 8, 2016

      Global company bond defaults at highest level since 2009

      The global bond default rate by companies is running at its highest since 2009 with the US accounting for the vast...

    22. April 7, 2016

      FedEx delivers ‘reverse Yankee’ bond deal

      If you need something picked up in Europe and shipped to the US, you might turn to FedEx, which promises its customers...

    23. April 6, 2016

      Megadeals are monopolising bond liquidity

      The trend of blockbuster US corporate bond sales has, at least for now, a silver lining for investors. For a $6.7tn...

    24. April 4, 2016

      Fourteen asset managers sue Portuguese central bank

      Some of the world’s biggest asset managers have taken legal action against the Portuguese central bank, seeking to...

    25. April 4, 2016

      Tricky course facing distressed debt investors

      Interest rates are expected to remain lower for longer — again. Economists are downgrading their forecasts for GDP, the...

    26. April 1, 2016

      Investors shun volatility for safety of cash

      Investors ended a testing first quarter characterised by erratic fund flows and a big swing in stocks and bond prices...

    27. April 1, 2016

      A confidence game — how markets make the deals

      The week has reflected the year, when it comes to dealmaking. Takeovers were all but sealed and debt was raised to fund...

    28. March 31, 2016

      Western Digital offer highlights junk bond concerns

      The $1.3tn market of US junk-rated debt experienced a notable V-shaped recovery during the first quarter, but sentiment...

    29. March 31, 2016

      Guosen Securities denies bond default

      A unit of Guosen Securities, China’s eighth-largest investment bank said on Thursday it had not neared default on its...

    30. March 30, 2016

      European banks: New rules, old problems

      It was August 2014 and Novo Banco had just been created from the ashes of Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal’s failed...

    31. March 30, 2016

      EM credit binge will exact painful price

      The ebb and flow of asset values through this year’s young life has been larger than on previous occasions, but it is...

    32. March 28, 2016

      Miners buy back own bonds to soothe debt fears

      Global miners have bought back billions of dollars of their debt in a display of financial strength designed to address...

    33. March 27, 2016

      Western Digital set to test investor sentiment for junk

      A restoration of debt sales in the riskiest area of US capital markets is being questioned by some portfolio managers...

    34. March 21, 2016

      Bondholders suffer $150bn oil price hit

      Investors have suffered losses of at least $150bn in the value of oil and gas company bonds, as the slump in crude...

    35. March 21, 2016

      ECB policy spurs corporate bond sales

      It did not take long for companies to get the party started once the European Central Bank indicated it will become a...

    36. March 21, 2016

      Investors sense buying opportunity after sell-off in US risk debt

      Far from being a harbinger of wider financial troubles, the collapse in prices for some forms of risky debt this year...

    37. March 18, 2016

      Investors renew taste for energy debt

      The US corporate bond market has made up lost ground quickly. After a long pause — imposed by this year’s financial...

    38. March 18, 2016

      Bond returns imperilled by modest moves

      As bond yields have relentlessly fallen towards — and even beyond — zero over the past few years, investor returns are...

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