CAM High Yield Weekly Insights
(Bloomberg) High Yield Market Highlights
- US junk bond supply so far this month is 13% above that for all of January 2023, helped by $3.5b of sales Thursday that was the busiest session in three months.
- The market is on track to have its heaviest overall month in more than two years, with new borrowers led by sponsor-owned companies rushing to refinance debt and extend maturities. Yields have held firmly below 8% and spreads remain below 350 basis points.
- At least four borrowers are expected to sell about $4b in the coming days
- Economic data continue to bolster sentiment, the latest being GDP growth trouncing forecasts amid a jump in personal spending
- Resilient growth, strong business investment and new home sales have spurned recession calls and bolstered risk assets
- Junk bonds are headed for weekly gains, with yields down 9bps to 7.80% and spreads narrowing 4bps to 334bps
- Strength has been across ratings
- BB yields have dropped back below 6.5% and spreads hover near 200bps, with the segment returning 0.4% so far this week
- CCCs have climbed for six consecutive sessions, generating combined gains of 0.5% since Monday
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