high-yield bond fund

High-Yield Bond Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominantly or exclusively in junk bonds. Because junk bonds have low credit ratings, they offer a comparatively high return. High-yield bond funds generally have portfolios containing at least two-thirds junk bonds. They provide a way for investors to take advantage of the return offered by a junk bond while also avoiding the risk of investing in a single bond at a high risk of default. See also: Investment grade.

high-yield bond fund

An investment company that attempts to produce unusually high income for its shareholders by maintaining a corporate bond portfolio that contains at minimum two thirds lower-rated bonds (Baa by Moody's; BBB by S&P).
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Bank of China Hong Kong Asset Management is believed to have moved a USD165m, high-yield bond fund to Luxembourg from the Cayman Islands and has entered into a deal with Citigroup Inc to distribute the fund through the US bank's platforms.
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13 /PRNewswire/ -- High-yield bonds could see better returns than other fixed income asset classes in 2004, though not as strong as 2003's 10-year magnitude rally, according to Pax World High-Yield Bond Fund (PAXHX) manager Diane Keefe.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pax World High-Yield Bond Fund (PAXHX) manager Diane Keefe will discuss her expectations for junk bonds in 2004, during a live, two-way telephone-based media briefing (with Q&A) at 1:30 p.
According to Standard & Poor's, high-yield bond fund performance has been aided by the low interest rate environment in 2003, investors continuing to remain cautious with respect to equity investments, and the lower number of corporate defaults.
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The strong "junk" bond performance during the first quarter of 2003 and the outlook for the balance of the year will be the focus of comments by Pax World High-Yield Bond Fund manager Diane Keefe during a live, two-way phone-based media briefing (with Q&A) at 1:30 p.
economy starts to recover and political issues abroad begin to subside, the high-yield bond fund market should see strong performance over the next few years.
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