Improving fundamental conditions in the high-yield bond sector may make the ability to research sectors and individual issues more important in a risk-on/risk-off environment.
The high-yield sector may offer more attractive returns with potentially lower volatility than equities, based on a comparison of the historical profiles of the two asset classes and analysis...
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Fundamental changes in old industries, from gas to chemicals to telecommunications, are shaping the landscape of high-yield investment opportunities. As interest rates rise, bond prices fall. Lower-rated bonds may...