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Verizon raises $1 billion through green bond deal, adding to eco-focused debt spree

Verizon Communications saw robust interest for its new $1 billion 10-year green bond on Wednesday, while adding to a flurry of recent debt deals that will help fund more environmentally friendly projects. 5:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020

Bankers work hard to extend leeway for junk-rated loan borrowers

Lenders are working hard to extend as much leeway to borrowers as possible, a bifurcation in the corporate junk bond market suggests. 12:08 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020

There’s $120 billion worth of commercial property debt threatened by West Coast fires

Wildfires scorching a path across California, Oregon and Washington threatened billions worth of commercial properties with debt bundled into commercial mortgage-backed securities, according to BofA Global. 3:24 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020

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JP Morgan enters green bond push with $1 billion debut debt deal

JP Morgan follows Citigroup and Bank of America into the 'green' debt fray, as big U.S. banks start issuing more debt specifically to fund projects with a sustainable bent.

9:59 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020
BlackRock says one of Wall Street’s most popular trades now ‘looks much less appealing’

The world's biggest asset manager says the rally in investment-grade corporate credit has run its course

2:49 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020
30-year Treasury yield sees biggest monthly selloff since November 2016

U.S. Treasury yields fall Monday as the pace of the debt market selloff eased after investors rejigged their bond portfolios at the end of August, a month that saw long-dated rates rise sharply after the Federal Reserve’s change to an average inflation targeting regime.

4:05 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020
Why Citron is shorting subprime auto giant Credit Acceptance

Scrutiny of the company's business practices are heating up again. The election also could produce a Biden-Harris White House, beefed up consumer protections and hurt its business, says Andew Left at Citron Research.

1:55 p.m. Aug. 29, 2020
Johnson & Johnson adds to debt frenzy, borrows $7.5 billion to buy Momenta

J&J is seizing on cheap pandemic funding available in the booming U.S. corporate bond market to raise enough money to pay for its acquisition of Momenta, and more.

8:32 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020
California wildfires, power woes pressure bonds of big utilities

Bonds issued by PG&E Corp. and Southern California Edison are seeing their spread over Treasuries widening as California battles wildfires, following a heat wave that led the electric grid manager to threaten power cuts.

2:19 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020
Treasury yields slip after Empire State, home-builder reports

U.S. Treasury yields retreat to start the week on Monday after a pair of economic reports offers a mix picture of the health of the economy.

4:08 p.m. Aug. 17, 2020
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Here’s a bullish case for owning bonds now — even with yields close to zero

Counting for inflation and taxes, interest rates aren’t particularly low, writes Mark Hulbert.

8:11 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020

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