U.S. Corporate Bond Ownership

U.S. Corporate Bond Ownership More than 25% of U.S. corporate bonds are held by insurance companies. Many investment grade investors are not allowed to hold junk-rated bonds. Any drop in the credit ratings could amplify the next recession. Image: NBF Economics and Strategy

U.S. Corporate Bond Market Risk

U.S. Corporate Bond Market Risk It is different this time. Since the 2008 regulations change, corporate bond market-risk-taking has moved from banks to investors in mutual funds. Image: Swedbank Research

Global Corporate Bond Sales

Global Corporate Bond Sales Companies sold a record amount of bonds in September. Yield-seeking investors were served up $434bn of new corporate bonds globally. Image: Financial Times

Dividend Yield vs. Corporate Bond Yield

Dividend Yield vs. Corporate Bond Yield This chart shows that dividend yields of European companies appear more attractive than corporate bond yields. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Negative Yielding European Corporate Bonds

Negative Yielding European Corporate Bonds Now, €1.1 trillion of European corporate bonds yield are below zero: exactly half of the European high-grade credit market. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Total Negative Yielding Corporate Bonds Outstanding

Total Negative Yielding Corporate Bonds Outstanding Negative-yielding corporate debt passed $1 trillion in market value. Investors face significant risk should rates start to rise. Image: Bianco Research

Value of U.S. Corporate Bonds by Rating

Value of U.S. Corporate Bonds by Rating Since the Great Recession, the U.S. corporate bond debt rated ‘BBB’ exceeds $3 trillion. If the U.S. economy goes wrong, this is bad news for investors. Image: The Wall Street Journal

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.…

U.S. Corporate Profits and S&P 500

U.S. Corporate Profits and S&P 500 Corporate profits have mostly been flat over the past five years. Is a new bubble being formed? Image: Oxford Economics, Macrobond