BB vs. BBB Corporate Bond Spread

BB vs. BBB Corporate Bond Spread The relative spread between BB and BBB corporate bonds remains stable, which is good news. Image: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Credit Risk – U.S. BBB Spreads

Credit Risk – U.S. BBB Spreads Outside of GFC and the Great Depression, U.S. BBB spreads have never been higher. Image: Deutsche Bank

BBB Debt by Sector in the U.S.

BBB Debt by Sector in the U.S. By sector in the U.S., financial institutions have the largest amount of ‘BBB’ debt: $744 billion. That’s 53% of investment-grade bonds in the United States. You may also like “The U.S. Corporate Bond Debt Rated ‘BBB’ Exceeds $3 trillion.”  Image: S&P Global Fixed Income Research

The U.S. Corporate Bond Debt Rated ‘BBB’ Exceeds $3 trillion

The U.S. Corporate Bond Debt Rated ‘BBB’ Exceeds $3 trillion The U.S. corporate bond debt rated ‘BBB’ exceeds $3 trillion. That’s 53% of investment-grade bonds in the United States. Any drop in the credit ratings could amplify the next recession: many investment grade investors own BBB-rated bonds, but are not allowed to hold junk-rated bonds.…

Probability of U.S. Recession

Probability of U.S. Recession The decline in the one-year recession probability based on the S&P 500 and the BBB spread is a significant development and may have implications for market sentiment and investment strategies. Image: Bloomberg Economics

U.S. Corporate Debt Outstanding by S&P Ratings

U.S. Corporate Debt Outstanding by S&P Ratings Should investors be worried? The proportion of BBB-rated bonds has increased significantly over time. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research