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Junk bonds


Junk bonds

Letter no. 124


While Indian equities are celebrating the last of Fed rate hikes, the long-forgotten High Yield (junk) and Leveraged Bonds market in the US is quietly unravelling.

The default in the first six months of 2023 has topped the defaults (volume and value) of CY21 and CY22, combined! 2023 is well on its way to becoming the third most severe year in the history of junk bond markets (after GFC – 2009 and Covid – 2020).

In our ET article today, while we take a trip down memory lane on the genesis of the HYB market, we end with why the US$1.4 trillion market still matters to you as an investor in Indian equities.

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