Investors Crave Corporate Bonds –

Low interest rates are increasing investor demand for corporate bonds.  High-yield and investment grade corporate bond issuance both showed a significant increase in the first quarter of 2011.  High-yield bond issuance jumped 36% internationally and 29% domestically.  Investment grade figures were 14% and 19% for the quarter.  Standard & Poor’s indicated that expected default rates will fall to 1.6%. 

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Jim Sutliff

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