Credit market commentary: March 2019
Treasury rates fell following the Fed’s dovish tone at their March meeting, boosting the more duration-sensitive Barclays Agg.
Credit market commentary: February 2019
Credit markets continued their fast start to the year, posting solid returns in February. The duration-sensitive Barclays Agg declined modestly, underperforming credit indices.
Credit market commentary: January 2019
Following a month of heightened volatility, the leveraged credit markets rebounded in January. High yield bonds posted their largest monthly return since 2009 and senior secured loans erased all of the declines experienced in December.
Credit market commentary: December 2018
Amidst broad market volatility and record outflows, HY Bonds and Senior Secured Loans fell in December. 10-year Treasury rates fell as investors sought safety in government bonds.
Credit market commentary: November 2018
Despite positive equity returns for the month, fixed income markets signaled a risk-off view as credit markets declined and the 10-year Treasury rate fell.
Credit market commentary: October 2018
Credit indices fell alongside equities in October, while rising interest rates weighed heaviest on the Barclays Agg. Equities and high yield credit declined in a volatile trading month. Senior Secured Loans generally held steady and captured upside to October’s rising rates, which caused the Barclays Agg to trade down.