These product offerings add to the INTL FCStone Inc.'s already robust debt instruments, including Treasuries, Agencies, MBS, ABS, and Municipal and Investment Grade bonds
Global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler, has said that it is planning to issue investment grade bonds
on the basis of its full year figures for 2018 and depending on market conditions.
In this light and in lieu of the low interest rate environment mentioned above, high yield bonds have been attractive to investors over the last several years, owing to their payout of more income (i.e., a higher rate of interest) than other, more highly rated and safer investment grade bonds
. Generally speaking, however, the higher the rate of interest and the lower the credit rating on any given bond, the greater the risk of default.
Allocations to Developed Government and Investment Grade Bonds
, Cash and Short-Maturity Bonds, and Alternative Trading Strategies remained tactically underweight in the latest Compass report.
investment grade bonds
and the risk-free rate is 115 basis points (1.15 percent of additional yield) as of June 14, which is relatively tight by historical measures although not as tight as they were at the end of 2017.
Allocations to Investment Grade Bonds
, Cash and Short-Maturity Bonds , Developed Government Bonds and Alternative Trading Strategies remained tactically underweight in the latest Compass report.
With those price declines, investment grade bonds
returned minus 2.6 percent in the first two months of the year, making for the worst start for the asset class since 1981.
A benchmark of global stocks rose almost 22 per cent during the year, registering its strongest gain since 2009's rebound-from-recession, while global investment grade bonds
rose more than 7 per cent, marking their biggest yearly rise since 2007.
The overwhelming majority of insurance company assets are invested in investment grade bonds
. Reasons for that include forecastable cash flows, low default risk and favorable capital treatment.
"For over 30 years, investment grade bonds
have produced a tail wind for investment portfolios.
Hong Kong, Sept 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - China ZhengTong Auto Services Holdings Limited ("ZhengTong Auto" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", stock code: 1728), a leading luxury brands 4S dealership group in China, reported that Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the Group's Ba3 corporate family rating and stable credit metrics outlook following the Company's successful issuance of US$ 335 million investment grade bonds